Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Safari 2019 August 23rd

Friday August 23rd, 2019

Soldier sculpture at Hawker War Memorial

Firstly this morning we crossed the road from the Caravan Park in Hawker and walked around the very impressive War Memorial site. It consisted of a number of metal soldiers, lovely stone work, very pretty gardens, A Lone Pine, listing of those young men who went to war and are still remembered. One item impressed me….it was a poem and a painting of an old soldier. Local people of Hawker can be rightly proud of this garden Memorial.

Lest We Forget

10.00 am came around and we had much pleasure in meeting Cynthia, David and David’s parents Helen and Neil Brock. Breakfast and coffees were enjoyed then off we went to Parachilna and the famous Prairie Hotel which is renowned for the ‘ferrel’ food it serves. The signature dish is a Ferrel Mixed Grill which consists grilled kangaroo, emu patty and a camel sausage. John enjoyed his mixed grill with much pleasure!

Prairie Hotel

Another ‘stand out’ feature of the Hotel is the number of very clever metal sculptures..many fossils, a train, a horse and rider and Rusty the dog at the front door.
After lunch we drove east through the Parachilna Gorge and continued on through the most remarkable ranges of the Flinders. They are truly beautiful in colour and remarkable in shape.
Tonight we are camped at the Blinman Hotel where we enjoyed the most amazing pizzas for dinner. Our left overs will do very nicely for lunch tomorrow.
Metal Sculpture of Horse & rider
 NB This post is actually 4 days late because we have been out of Internet connection!

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