We unintentionally slept in till 8am today and were on the road again at 9.30am. The day was over cast and drizzling so a nice picture of Rawnsley Peak at sunrise was out of the question. There was a lovely ruin at the station so I took some pictures of that. As it turned there were ruins about every 500m the whole way to Claire. SA should be called the state of ruin. The landscape was mostly picturesque with gentle undulating hills reminding me of the Telly Tubby habitat, especially with all the wind turbines we saw along the way. We stopped at the Peterborough Steam Heritage Railway Centre which was really interesting but sucked a valuable 3 hours of time. It would still take about 4 hours to get to Hahndorf and I wanted to see the Barossa Valley on the way. At 3.30pm we left Peterborough and was dark by the time we would have got to the Barossa, so we ended bypassing it. We passed some lovely historic towns along the way, with all of them looking a bit like our York. I just loved how history is in your
face everywhere here with classic aussie architecture on shop fronts, old houses and homesteads. The town of Burra made a particular impression and warranted a wander and I was desperate to stop and take pictures of all of this along the way but we simply had no time. We arrived at Hahndorf at 7.15pm. By this stage we are all starting to get a bit smelly but discovered the laundry closed at 7pm, so it will have to wait and we'll go in commando style tomorrow.
I'm a regular mum of two precocious boys and am also a photographer/ writer. My travel these days is hit and miss due to my domestic responsibilities and my travel ethos has also changed over the years involving an increased level of creature comforts (i.e. taking the single supplement rather than the multiple one with resident rats). My travel odyessies began before dinosaurs roamed the earth, a time where email, internet and mobile phone use were only in the domain of the rich and famous and certainly not for those whom cohabitate with rats. It may seem incredulous to Gen Y'ers but somehow I... full info