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May 7, 2014 - Gawler to Mambray Creek (Via Walleroo)

Wednesday 7th May We left early this morning heading for a free camp that we have been to before, on the way we are going to call in to Wallaroo and catch up with Steph's rellies Coral and John. We tried to find a bakery along the road to pick up a cake or something for morning tea with them. None of the 5 bakery's we stopped at had a cake of any type, so we picked up a bun and take that with us to Coral and Johns. After having a chat with them we headed off around 1:30 for our over night stop. I put the GPS co-ordinates in the GPS and off...

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Nov 6, 2013 - Ferry nice

We left Dublin about 10 am and drove to Wallaroo to catch the ferry across the Spencer Gulf. It was a very calm crossing. We went up into the dining area and we asked how long the crossing took. It takes two and a quarter hours to cross. I quickly whipped down to the Motorhome and made a couple of sandwiches and came back up before they closed the hold. It was a very pleasant crossing to Lucky Bay. We drove out of Lucky Bay and down the east side of the Eyre Peninsula. The weather is beautiful and we called into a rest area at the beach...

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Oct 12, 2013 - Minlaton, Wallaroo

12/10 – 14/10 Our next stop was Minlaton, this is the home town of Capt Harry Butler, first pilot to fly a monoplane from Adelaide to Minlaton. They have erected a Memorial in his honour where his plane is stored, The Red Devil. He fought in the war as a pilot but on his return all he wanted to do was fly, so he did air shows as a living. He crashed his plane and was badly injured and disfigured but recovered well enough to keep flying but he died 2 years later at the age of 34 after a slow growing abscess burst in his brain. Gorgeous old...

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Apr 1, 2013 - Port Rickaby to Tikera

We spent the Easter period in a caravan park in Port Rickaby, the weather was very ordinary all the time, wet windy and overcast. So today we have traveled just over 100kms to a small free camp called Tikera, it is about 20kms north of Walleroo. A bit rough getting into it but as you can see we are right on the water (which is coming in as we write this blog) I hope to be able to try a little raking for crabs, not to hopeful but we will see how we go. We will only be staying here the one night. The wind is up at the moment so I hope it...

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Dec 13, 2012 - Port Broughton to Wallaroo

Fuel today 17.3 lts to 100 kms. We only traveled a short distance today as we had been warned that the temperature was going to be hot again. Yesterday it was 40deg in Port Broughton so I spent most of the day socializing in the pool, it was too hot to do anything else. When we finished packing the van this morning I said to Steph that I was going to have a swim and travel wet as it was already very hot by 9am. Luckily the trip to Wallaroo was only short and we arrived late morning. We are staying in a very nice Caravan Park and our bay...

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Dec 8, 2010 - Wallaroo

We hit the road and travelled down to Wallaroo where the sun was shining. On the way we saw where the storm had really struck hard and left a trail of destruction, branches down and trees uprooted. We thanked our lucky stars that we were not there camping. We heard on the news that Port Pirie had a record number of lightning strikes during the storm. There was also flooding in areas of SA and some around the Two Wells area where we intended to go after Wallaroo. Our day in Wallaroo was very pleasant, sun shining and caravan drying out....

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Dec 14, 2006 - Cape Jervis to Adelaide South Australia

Sylvia's comments The boat trip back from Kangaroo Island was quite rough (well for me it was) and I was really pleased when they called the drivers down to the car deck. Only drivers are allowed on the car deck. We sailed into the harbour and the ship made its turn and and staff threw out through out the rope. Unfortunately the wind carried it away and it got stuck between the pier and the ship snapping it off. The boat then had to sail back out into the sea to enable it to turn before it could get into the harbour to make another attempt....

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Oct 22, 2005 - the Riverland

It was beautiful weather for a drive, and that's exactly what we did. Ken loaded up the car, and away we went early Saturday morning. It was a lovely drive through the country from Kadina to Renmark. We stopped here and there along the way to catch the views and visit the small towns for a bite to eat. Our visit with Wendy and Bruce was great! They are such fun company, and are on exchange from Sarnia. It was nice to see their neck of the woods and we enjoyed tea together. They let us "camp out" in their living room, and sent us off with...

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Oct 1, 2005 - Planning to travel to Western Australia for 3rd term vacation

Plan to visit Ken's rellies in Perth, and then travel north, eventally flying back to Adelaide by Sunday, October 16th., 2005 Tickets have been purchased: Sat Oct 01st via Qantas - Adelaide to Perth Sat Oct 15th via Virgin Blue - Broome to Adelaide for 2 = $1100.00. Our 8 Day tour from Perth to Broome, departs Perth on Tues. Oct 04. http://www.adventuretours.com.au/index.php/wa/08_day_perth_broome_safari Day 1 - Perth to Kalbarri NP We travel north to Nambung National Park to check out the Pinnacles. We enjoy lunch at Dongara then continue...

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Apr 30, 2005 - Sports Day in Kadina

It was interesting to witness the sporting events going on in Kadina, this past Saturday. The boys were playing Australian Rules Football "Footie", on the oval, while the girls played Netball, on the courts opposite the oval. Footie and Netball are the traditional winter sports in Australia. On this day, the Kadina Bloodhounds hosted the Central York Cougars. Games started early in the day, with the youngest teams playing first, and progressed continually until the adults finished the day. The Bloodhounds and the Cougars were rep team...

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Apr 2, 2005 - Stormy Saturday in Kadina

The weather this afternoon did an abrupt 180 degree change as a cold front pushed through in the late afternoon. Temperatures drops from mid 30's C to low 20's with-in 30 minutes. Below is the weather bulletin posted by the Bureau of Meteorology. http://www.bom.gov.au ------------------------------------------------------------------------ ... IMPORTANT ... PLEASE BROADCAST IMMEDIATELY ... IMPORTANT ... ------------------------------------------------------------------------ IDS20280 AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT - BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY SOUTH...

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Mar 19, 2005 - Moonta Bay

It was another gorgeous summer morning here in Australia. Ken just arrived this week, so I thought a walk along the Moonta Bay beach would be perfect! I'm so lucky to have a beach just 10 minutes away! It's a great place to go for a walk or stroll, and Cleo loves it too. It gives her a chance to run around, sniff, and investigate the seaweed piles. Ken enjoyed selecting some shells and taking photos! Along the wharf, there are always people fishing. Most of my students enjoy fishing with their family. It seems to be a nice pastime.

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