FULL SPEED E.N.S. TO ADELAIDE
Trip Start Oct 05, 2009
325Trip End Oct 31, 2013
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JOURNEY: Elliston, Cowell, Pt Augusta, Mambray Creek (over night), Pt Pirie , Adelaide- 750kms
WEATHER: HEAVY CLOUD, LOW 20'S AND RAIN.
After crossing the Eyre Peninsula to Cowell, we were now travelling up the east coast of the peninsula through an attractive landscape. Unfortunately the ferry from Cowell to Wallaroo is out of action which is a shame because the sea journey cuts the kilometres by 400 - my estimate!
The rain was pelting down and visibility was dodgy in places but we made it safely to Mambray Creek in the Mt Remarkable NP. Sheila was careful of choosing a site because the heavy rain had muddied the ground and in places bogging was an issue.
We chose a cleared site without overhead trees and with a gravel base and Sheila positioned the van close to the bitumen road for easy departure.
This is a wonderful camp area and even though the weather was not really happy camping conditions there were campers in about 75% of the sites.
The majestic gums on the red earth are beautiful and we remember our previous visit here about one year ago when we enjoyed some great walks and friendly company. Too wet to walk and to meet new friends this time.
We enjoyed a bottle of red and snack food and decided to retire early after a long journey.
The next morning after a wet night, it was full speed to Adelaide, where we will stay about 6 weeks.
We are "home" doing domestics, doctors, dentists, car checks, shopping etc plus meeting up with family. Happily mum is doing well and celebrates her 93rd birthday just before Easter when cousin Sally from Perth comes to visit us all as well. Happy days!