Easter in the Mid-North

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April 9th 2007
Published: August 7th 2007
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Easter drive

640 km!

The Hikers spent some time with family during Easter and exploring parts of the mid North and Riverland.

Our first stop was Burra and a visit to the copper mine.

We then headed to Quinn central to see Peter's family. One of our drives included a visit to the first wind turbine built at Hallett. There was also millions of hoppers around that were really easy to catch.

We drove a little further and did the well-marked, but short Forest walk in the Bundaleer forest. After all the dryness of the countryside it was quite remarkable to be surrounded by so much green.

Our home trip was via Morgan - to see just our slow the flow of the Murray had become - it was barely a trickle. One of our river crossings we were treated to a rare event (according to Peter anyway) a female ferry operator.

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SA-Hikers (aka Diana Peter and Dan)

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Hallet wind farmHallet wind farm
Hallet wind farm

The first of 45 wind turbines for the hills near Hallett has been completed
Bloke talkBloke talk
Bloke talk

On the road near the wind turbines
Hopper huntHopper hunt
Hopper hunt

Nanna and Dan try to catch the hoppers on the road near the wind turbines
Hopper on the horizonHopper on the horizon
Hopper on the horizon

One of the catch - looks like it has been pinned in place on Dan's thumb by the wind turbine.
Bunny ears for meBunny ears for me
Bunny ears for me

Well it was Easter...
Bundaleer ForestBundaleer Forest
Bundaleer Forest

A wander down the Maple walk
Forest walkForest walk
Forest walk

A fairy land in more ways than one

On Easter sunday at Mt Bryan
Lunch at MorganLunch at Morgan
Lunch at Morgan

On the riverbank at Morgan
Dowstream Dowstream

From the Morgan lookout
Lock 2Lock 2
Lock 2

Peter gives Dan a quick lesson about Locks at Cadell while two river boats were using the lock to go downstream. The flows of water downstream are tiny.
Ferry ladyFerry lady
Ferry lady

Evidence that there are indeed ladies who operate the ferrys - Cadell crossing
Swan reachSwan reach
Swan reach

Looking downstream from lookout at Swan Reach

18th May 2007

Looks like you had a great Easter....nice top too. Hope you all are well and we think of you all often. Love, Caroline xxxx
20th May 2007

Hi Calorine, Michael, Jo and Sam
Great to hear from you! It seems so long ago now but yes, Easter was good. A lot of driving, but good. We don't see Peter's parents very often - although we talk regularly - so it was particularly good for Dan to get to interact with his Nanna and Poppa. And what better way than being confirned in a small car for several hours together exploring the local surrounds? We are all very well and planning today's walk around the weather - there are a few showers about. Hope all is groovy in your world too - miss you, love Diana

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