Are we back on the Nullarbor???
Jan 10, 2009
|Leaving Streaky Bay at 9.50am we drove to Elliston with only one detour to see Murphy's Haystacks!!!!
At Elliston we had Lamingtons that were half the size and drier of Applecross Brumby's and cost $18 for nine....the kids liked them !!!!
We then drove to Cowell passing Lock and Cleve. We realise that South Australia is really drought ridden. The landscape sadly is very similar to the Nullarbor. I found this drive harder than the Nullarbor Plains as I did not expect it to be as barren and was hoping to drive and stop at quaint towns....
We arrived in Cowell and this was the quaint town we were wanting. The town is very clean and tidy. The caravan park is at the end of the main street and near a children's playground and the local pub...serving a texas t-bone for $10.50. Sean was tempted to stay!!!
We drove on listening to High School Musical 3 (A friendly thank you to Claudia for this. Rhiannon now knows all the words!!!!) and Mama Mia ....I don't need to say more!!!!
The kids are learning their times tables and doing spelling as we drive and it seems to speed up the journey ...we think!!!
We arrived in Whyalla (Sean and Rhiannon have renamed the Rhianna song,Umbrella to ....Whyalla!!!)and booked into the caravan park. I was stoked we finally have phone reception!!!! After chatting with Ange about the Eyre Pennisular and where we should go next....after Port Pirie, I went to find a grocery shop to buy some supplies for dinner.
I found the largest regional shopping centre in SA and could not believe it when I snuck in close to six thinking I would have to hurriedly shop to be only informed that it closes at midnight!!!! Why???? I did not complain as I then shopped to my hearts content and the only thing lacking was my Coffee Club, latte,as my reward at the end of the chore!!!
When I returned Sean was hard at work reading the Weekend Australian and enjoying a cold beer....he has it tough!!!!
After serving the kids their dinner and getting them settled outside to eat....the Whyalla afternoon wind storm began and made their dinner very crunchy!!!
We were so concerned by the breeze we wound up the awning and battoned down the hatches....
At around 11pm it just stopped and was calm again...weird!!