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Published: August 30th 2016
Friday 5th August 2016
Today, with David and Helen, we spent the day revisiting the town of Burra, an old copper mining town where some of Judy’s early relatives once lived.
We explored the lovely little town, saw the holes in the side of the river bed where the Cornish miners used to live, and checked out the mine itself from the lookout. From here we could also see some of the old restored buildings and parts of the mine. We could only visit these briefly as the gates were locked at 12.30.
Lunch was in town, where we had an original Cornish pasty called a Tiddly-Oggi pasty. This is a large pastry with vegetables a little more than half its length, with apple at the other end. It was served with cream and tomato sauce. Unusual, but tasty.
After we returned, Mark and Helena arrived at the park thereby completing our group. Saturday 6th August 2016
Rags drove into Adelaide with Judy, Helena and Mark, this morning, the other two intending to go there later on their trip.
The Central Markets were on the agenda, Mark and Helena going doing a brisk sightseeing walk of the city whilst we went shopping for exotics such as metwurst and different cheeses.
We met again for lunch, at a popular Yum Cha café, where we sampled food quite different to the yum cha we have in Perth.
From here we drove to the house where Judy spent the first 12 years of her life. While we were taking photos of the outside, the owner came out to see what we were doing, and on hearing about Judy invited us inside. This was a real highlight for Judy and the owners, as we discussed Judy’s memories of the old house and compared them to the now renovated and extended house. They were a lovely couple and had bought the home from the wife’s parents so it had been in their family for a long time. Sunday 7th August 2016
Today was a day of catching up with the wash and resting. Monday 8th August 2016
After packing up our
camps the three cars drove into Clare township for supplies and fuel. We agreed to meet at a town further north not too far away. Somehow all three cars went in different directions, we got lost following a detour, which took us a long way off course.
The other two cars met up accidently and ended up well behind us, stopping for lunch.
We continued on to Orroroo, where Judy’s great grandfather died, many years ago. We ended up having lunch there (a local pie) nowhere as good as the lunch the other two couples apparently had. We did go to a shop, which sold all sorts of things made from kangaroo, including meat, sausages, hats, jewelry etc. Judy bought a necklet there, Rags went next door to another country style shop and bought a new hat.
On to Hawker, where we met up with David and Helen who had again lost Mark and Helena who kept stopping to take photographs. The four of us continued to Wilpena Pound Resort in the Flinders Range National Park. Mark and Helena soon joined us and the camps were set up.
Goyder's Line Memorial
Goyder's Line is a line that runs roughly east-west across South Australia and, in effect, joins places with an average annual rainfall of 10 inches (250 mm). North of Goyder's Line, annual rainfall is usually too low to support cropping, with the land being only suitable for grazing. (Wikipedia)
caravan annex is finally being put to good use, as it is the meeting place for us all, heating being provided by our gas heater and Mark’s electric heater when power is available.
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