So the epic 2011 road trip has begun.
We got away from Melbourne a little later than we were planning, but made reasonably good time. We stopped in Horsham for lunch (trusty roast chicken and rolls) but not before find our first big object, the Big Koala.
My friend Jade has us a challenge to find â€œbig thingsâ€ and being Australia, that shouldnâ€™t be too hard. (what is our obsession with big things?)
From here we continued on towards to boarder, taking a spontaneous detour to the look at the historic and well preserved Serviceton railway station.
Here, with the suggestion of a local, we decided to sneak over board the back way.
It was at this point, whilst stopping to take the boarder photo, I had a look at the front of the car. Weâ€™d been driving through a fair few locust or insect swarms.
Next stop was Keith (Land Rover on a pole) and then The Big Olive on the outskirts of Tailem Bend.
After a fuel stop in Murray Bridge, we final arrived at our accommodation in Lonsdale, a southern suburb of Adelaide.
The drive into Adelaide through the Adelaide Hills (Stirling and Cherry Gardens) was particularly beautiful. It reminds me of the Dandenong Ranges or Blue Mountains and Iâ€™ll definitely have to come back and spend some time in the area.
Dinner was up at the Old Bush Inn in Willunga with my good friend Jade, her crazy but extremely fun friend Sue and of course Stephen. Once again, another beautiful area Iâ€™ll have to come back to.
Day two started by brushing the previous days locusts off the radiator, headlights, driving lights etc etc etcâ€¦.
We thought about a mesh net for the car, but forgot about it before we left Melbourne. On the way out of Adelaide we picked one up and also figured out that Adelaide folk must be good church going people as shops donâ€™t open until 11am.
(This is where I get lazy as itâ€™s almost midnight as I write this).
Lots of uninteresting flat landscape today.
Stopped to make a deposit at the bank Looked at the big blade.
Fitzgerald Bay â€“ beautiful. Definitely a campsite for a few days on another trip.
Now in Cowell for the night.
Iâ€™ll be getting KML track files up online at some point so you can see exactly where weâ€™ve been.
Maps now in the post after adding KML mime type to WordPress and Stephen showing me how to embed a map with KML.