Category: South Australia

Are you ready to go bush camping?

My campsite at Arkaroola with the campfire and my swag

This is how to ease yourself into bush camping if you’re at all nervous or unsure. Dinner’s cooking on the campfire, and my swag is ready for me to hop in. I’m in beautiful bush surrounds with absolutely nobody else about. The sun is setting behind the Flinders Ranges, there is a mass of birdlife …

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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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All’s well that ends well – a change of plans

My car is fixed and I’m back in the Flinders. Well, the car’s not really fixed. The fan belt is still slipping, and the engine’s still missing. But I’ve worked out how to minimise the missing thing, and I can tighten the fan belt every day, so I’m going to live with it. Don’t anybody …

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Dealing with car trouble in the outback

Rainbow over the Flinders

I’m in Gawler for a couple of days. I thought it would be churlish not to call in to see my parents when I was just up the road, even if that road is 437k long. Also, I had car trouble. Yes, despite the care, attention, and time Doc lavished on my car over months …

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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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