Shortly after we left the Lake Gairdner camp we changed our decision toe camp at Mt Ive. The sky was cloudy and we definitely did not want to drive on wet roads...so here we are settled for the night in Kimba which is on the Eyre Highway.
The road south was mostly wide and gravel until the last 40 odd kms when we found bitumen. I stopped thinking of our belongings rattling around in the van. All is safe after the gravel roads so, both van and driver did an excellent job!
We stopped for lunch at Buckleboo which is a country area of rolling hills and green crops and pastures. We pulled in at the local sports arena and tennis courts and enjoyed our lunch.
Right where we parked there were several eucalypt trees. They were not all familiar to us but John was able to identify the one with the wonderful square fruit which were 2.4 cm wide by 2.5cm so quite large fruit. It was a type of Fuchsia Gum called 'Eucalyptus Dolichorhynch'. I am sure I will never learn to pronounce this one!!
|Mallee Fuchsia Gum with square fruit
We decided to camp a second night at Kimba which enabled us to have a good look around the little township as well as getting all our washing dry..hooray!
Late morning we drove around to look at the various sights including the 'big galah' which is quite ghastly and much in need of a coat of fresh paint!
We visited Foodland and now realise
|Kimba Silo Art
In several places we have noticed the use artificial timber, especially in tourist precincts. one of the Brand names used is REPLAS. Examples of uses are posts and picnic tables. These items are made from re-cycled plastic
|REPLAS picnic table
|Sculptured Mallee Fowl near (artificial nest)