Sunday, August 9, 2015

August 9th
Water pipes from the Murray River
We left Port Augusta later than planned but the morning shower was a treat.

Fancy striking traffic lights so soon, just as we are leaving this Port on Spencer Gulf. All the Wood Wardi trees are displaying their beautiful yellow blooms as we drive along the water's edge. Wood Wardi trees are a tall weeping eucalypt.

We travelled south along the gulf, admiring Mt Remarkable along the way, then turned east with only a short distance to Burra which was cold as usual! We enjoyed a short break with a walk a long the street.
Mt Remarkable

The undulating country was brilliant green with wheat crops and yellow with the occasional canola crop. The farmers of this area are experiencing a great season.

We have followed two water pipes again. One is carrying water (maybe in the larger pipe) to Port Augusta from the Murray River at Morgan. I wonder whether the second and smaller pipe goes to Coober Pedy.

Tonight we are camped on the Murray River at Loxton. The River Red Gums are huge and there are quite a lot of birds about especially some very vocal cockatoos.

We are quite tired after travelling 470 km yesterday and 406 km today. With luck we will camp in the Murray River Forest at Nyah in Victoria tomorrow night.

Camp on Murray at Loxton

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