|We left Coober Pedy and stopped over at Pimba Roadhouse (free camp), they had a pub with pokies, and $2 showers. The day and night was very windy but had calmed down by morning, we arrived in Port Augusta before lunch. After we drove in and looked around town, this took a while as they have no street sings. All the street names are painted on the kerbs and don’t have any centre traffic light poles.
Saturday we drove down and had a look around Whyalla and found it wasn’t very interesting at all. On the way back we booked a steam train ride from Quorn, this is a nice little town about 40km from PT Augusta into the Flinders Ranges.
Sunday we drove out to Quorn and boarded the Pichi Richi Pass steam train for a return ride to Woolshed Flats, I actually got Sue for the first time to stick her head out of a moving train. The day out was very enjoyable and recommend to anyone on a visit here.
Monday we booked the car in for another service and then had a drive around town looking for our old house from the 1960‘s, I phoned my older brother Michael and he told me roughly where it was. Following his instructions we arrived at 56 Daniel Terrace, took some photo’s as most of the houses looked the same and were all the same age.
Tuesday we went for a drive out to Quorn and Hawker, nice little country towns. We went for a walk to the look out up in the Flinders Ranges, when we arrived back at the caravan park our friends Ros and Wayne from Meadows Springs were there. We caught up with them for happy hour and had a great night.
Wednesday we went and looked at the old water tank which has been turned into a look out tower, we then went and looked around Homestead Park Pioneer Museum. The Yudnapinna Homestead was the only Pine log homestead in SA built 127 years ago, it was moved in 1979 to its current location.
Friday we are off again to Kimba to have a look at the Gawler Ranges, then to Streaky Bay, PT Lincoln and back around to Pt Pirie in about 1 - 2 weeks time.