Wednesday, June 25, 2014

June 24th..DAY 8

Grevillia with large red flowers..unknown variety
Red flowered Meleleuca..unknown variety
June 24th...DAY 8

We have had a great day still heading north. Forest Den Nat. Park proved to be quite small with
only 2 parking spots. It is situated on the Torrens Creek. The Gidgee trees were very strong smelling.
Gidgees are a type of Acacia or wattle tree.
 We lunched at Moorinya Nat. Park. The old shearing shed complex was interesting. Everything was very clean and featured the shearing shed and shearers quarters..bunk rooms, ablution block, eating area and kitchen which held a huge old Sampson stove. I wonder how hot it would get in this Kitchen!

 It was decided not to camp here because it was rather dry and uninteresting.
We continued on to the Canns Creek Camping area in the White Mountains Nat.park. It was about 11 km drive, from the Flinders Highway, through very pretty open bushland.
The day has been quite exciting for me as we have come across several gardens of wild flowers.

Elephant Ear wattle
Firstly we found both red and cream Melaleucas in bloom. Nearby there were two types of wattle or acacia
showing beautiful golden rod style blooms. One of these trees had huge tough green leaves. I think it was
the Elephant Ear Wattle.
Just after Cynthia had rung and luckily connected, as I had not had service all day..we found another garden..this time about 50 Grevillia bushes with beautiful red tooth brush style blooms.

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