Lake Gilles, SA – 1 night


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October 20th 2016
Published: October 20th 2016
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Lake Gilles
Another lazy start today. After 9am because Suz (?) was hungover....

We had a few repairs to make to various bits of kit so a stop to Ho,me Hardware sorted us out before we were on the road. We saw a lot of wheat being grown/farmed but not a lot else. That being said, as I was driving, I wasn't looking too hard. To further prove my age I spent the majority of the trip listening to Radio National as it was the only station I could get for more than five minutes.

We breezed through a few towns, one for fuel but didn't hang about. We have ended up at a pretty cool salt lake (at this stage by ourselves) in the Lake Gilles Conservation Park. It was around a 10km dirt track,which was good fun, although not at all difficult, that ended up with some lakeside bush camp spots. This particular lake is a salt lake and it had only the slightest film of water from the previous days rain. It was an interesting surface to walk and we could tell that we weren't the first for the day – lots of emu tracks and some clown
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Amy the fence
on a motorbike.

The afternoon was spent 'buying' back our stolen goods from a 'shop' the kids had set up in the scrub. They took a near full carton of beer at one stage which was the beer that broke this camels back. I had to go into Call of Duty/Far Cry stealth mode to sneak around them to get , then scare the crap out of them as I suddenly appeared behind with an axe :-) It was fun. Might have to look at a career as some sort of bush/jungle assassin.

Now we are cooking roast beef in the camp oven over the fire and having a crack at some Mercury Hard Cider. What are you guys doing this Monday night? :-P

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