An easier day's driving today with lots of interesting scenery through SA farmland, a ferry ride over the Murray and catch up coffee with good friend Paula (Portia's breeder). We had originally thought perhaps we'd stay the night at Paula's but as there was still several hours of daylight left thought it was better we should press on a bit further. As it turns out it was a good move and enabled us to get into Canberra a day earlier than anticipated.
Farmland and future power? I think the large structures on each hill were wind turbines under construction
Derelict farmhouse with turbine tower in the background.
So many derelict farmhouses... made for some great photo ops :)
More blue sky grazing, being late summer the fields were so golden and just stunning against the blue sky. Quite a lot of areas were drought affected with dusty paddocks filled with poo but no feed. Others had obviously had quite a good year with well kept paddocks and sheds chock full of good looking hay. Weird thing was the areas were often within kilometres of each other.
How excited were we to turn a corner and be faced with this! I'm sure the guy thought we were quite insane, grinning like idiots and taking piccies of our big boat trip!! If we weren't on a bit of a tight schedule I would have been tempted to turn around and do it again!
The mighty Murray River! - at this point it still looks like a river but it is not actually flowing at the moment - just a series of pools :(
Murray river salt flats near Waikerie, SA - on the Sturt Hwy in Waikerie we bought the BEST pies ever!! OMG I wish we could go past there on the way home!
Hello Victoria! - Except for our first days travel we have entered a new state each day!
We had nothing booked for the nights stay in Mildura but just happened to stumble upon this fantastic little Caravan Park. Extremely pet friendly the owner went out of his way to find us a nice spot away from other campers (the park was pretty full due to a lot of fruit pickers being in town). He was also very helpful with information on shops and where to find the best food etc. The showers were clean and the water hot! If you're ever in Mildura looking for a place to stay with your pooch I can highly recommend River Road Caravan Park!