Category: Flinders Ranges

Walking through the Flinders Ranges

Broad vista of Arkaroola

Buns of steel. That thought is keeping me going up the ridges and rocks on my walks in the Flinders. That and all the people over 60 (and even over 70) who keep passing me. Stopping to take photos, and to soak in the atmosphere, is my excuse for being slow. And it’s true. To …

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Arkaroola – yellow footed rock wallabies and ice on the swag

Sun reflecting on the ice on my swag

It is so easy to get lazy. Here I am at Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary, after a drive through stunning scenery, with the sunset blazing mauve on the ranges, and kangaroos and wallabies everywhere beside the road, and I couldn’t be bothered cooking dinner. Wine and kettle chips it is tonight. People in campsites nearby have …

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The view from the top

The view from the Top of the Great Wall - the one in the Flinders Ranges, not the one in China

I’ve walked 36,000 steps over 24km, and climbed the equivalent of 98 floors up two mountains, over the last two days. Yes, my sister has a fitbit. I mocked her mercilessly for being a yuppie, then kept asking how many steps I’ve done and how many floors I’ve climbed.

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Does it get cold in Australia?

Ice crystals on the roof of the car

Somebody could have told me Yunta is the coldest place in Australia! I woke up this morning and there was ice on the swag. Ice. Real ice. It cracked when I folded the canvas cover back and get out of bed.

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