Tuesday 11th Sept 2018. Burra to Clare.
This morning we packed up the van and got away around 10am. We headed to Clare, about 43km away, or a bit over 30mins. Rather than head straight there and get to the caravan park too early to check-in (most parks say 2pm check-in, but you can normally get in from midday onwards) we took the long way via Mintaro. Our plan was to have a look around the Heritage listed Mintaro House (it has been used for many TV shows and films).
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Today we continued our exploration of Burra. With our Passport Key in hand we headed out to discover the hidden treasures of Burra.
Burra and copper mining cannot be separated, it was the discovery of copper in 1845, that saw the settlement of Burra. At its time, the Burra Burra Mine was one of the most valuable mines in the world. Burra had the 2nd largest population of a town after Adelaide. The early workers and their families had to walk from Port Adelaide to Burra, a 2+ hr drive today, but back then the 165km walk took many days, carrying all your personal possessions. The mines preferred married workers as they were more reliable and stable.
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We woke up to 2C this morning, bit chilly. We were packed up and on the road before 8am
There were a lot of Kangaroos between Alpana & Hawker and a few Emus, lots of road kill, none by us fortunately. The scenery on the drive was beautiful, a gorgeous part of the world.
After a few stops along the way we arrived in Burra around 1pm. We have a nice spot on the Burra Creek in the Caravan Park.
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We had an amazing couple of Days at Alpana Station in the Flinders Ranges
Day 6 Rawnsley Park Station to Alpana Station 7th September 70 Km
Another cold morning 4C. Left around 10am. Not long into the journey we came across 20 emus crossing the road. We saw at least another 20 during the day.
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Was warmer overnight 8C 🎉 we were down at the laundry at 7am this morning, had washing on the line by 8am and were out on a walk to Clem’s Corner by 9.30am. I have no idea who Clem is but it was a lovely walk. Still very little bird life and only saw 1 dead kangaroo.
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We decided on an easy day today, yes this #retiredlyf takes it out of you.
After an enthralling morning that included, Continue reading
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We had the best day. 😀
Woke around 5am after an early night, was 4C, much warmer than the night before. 👍🏻 I got up and put on the aircon and got back into bed until 6am. Just before 7am we headed down to the shop and waited for our guide to arrive. For the morning bushwalk and breakfast tour.
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Yes, I know! Another adventure awaits 🎉
Sunday 2nd Sept 2018
Yesterday we went down to pick up the caravan, then we visited dad and mum. We wished dad a happy Father’s Day, it was lovely to see them both. ❤️
We headed home and by 3pm the caravan was ready to go. We decided we would spend the first night at Gawler, an hour from home. It was good to get through town, the traffic was light and that made the journey this morning easier. Continue reading
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Don’t you love it when birthdays just keep on going.
This weekend was planned by Deb so we could wind up my birthday celebrations in style together. We have stayed in Bob’s Bungalow at Riverview Rise Retreats in Cowirra near Mannum. Continue reading
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We had a 3 1/2 hour wait in Dubai for our next flight. It was the first time we had been to Dubai. Was 40C at 10.30pm, but we didn’t feel the heat at the airport. We went to the lounge for a few hours and relaxed. Was the best lounge we went in this holiday.
Was good to finally get on the plane, it had been a long day.
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