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Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Adelaide February 12th 2004

After lights out (this morning-I spent a bit longer than the standard ten minutes packing!), I looked out onto Victoria St and more tears had poured from the sky. I was also carrying an extra bag today with my technology and all. Totally hand luggage, as my Rip Curl bag was big enough to be checked in! Even though it had some important things in there, it made moving around a lot more easier. The bus to Adelaide is late and I’m listening to talkback radio at the moment. One of the topics is Hydroponic VS Field Tomatoes. It reminded me that I was still in a Fruit Fly Free zone and even though we were in a drought, this area is generally a harvest area. Another topic of discussion is the proposed toxic dump ... read more
Pinnaroo, SA
The Mighty Murray River!

Oceania » Australia » South Australia June 20th 2003

11 June 2002 Today was spent driving to Mt Gambier in South Australia. Driving over familiar territory I went through Geelong onto the Hamilton Highway which eventually arrived at the town by the same name. The weather was typical for this time of the year in Victoria, overcast! I had never been in the area west of Hamilton and thought the journey interesting. Mostly flat farming land broken by hills that looked like extinct volcanos. There were also areas that the road followed between lush green hills and small valleys. My journey terminated around 3.30 pm (SA time Zone) ... read more

Oceania » Australia » South Australia June 20th 2003

12-14 June 2002 I was in the same Kindergarten all week. On a couple of days I had to work into the afternoon, when I did, only a few children turned up; it hardly seemed worth the effort. When there was time to become a tourist the weather was so bad it wasn't worth venturing out of my motel room. Late on my last day, the weather was better. It was an hour before sunset when I make an effort to travel the few kilometres south of town to visit an extinct volcano. The light was failing fast when I started the walking track to the top of Mt Schank. I was breathing heavily when I reach the rim and looked down into the crater, which is the perfect cone shape of a volcano. I managed ... read more

Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Adelaide November 30th 2002

Day One - November 30, 2002: Adelaide - Sydney - Bangkok I stayed up until 2:30am, packing my bags, on the Friday night before we left and only got four hours sleep. But I was so nervous about my first overseas trip that I wouldn’t have been able to sleep anyway. On the way to the airport it seemed I was not the only nervous one as Dad was driving through red lights on the way there and didn’t realise until we said something. Mum, Dad and Tammie saw me off at the airport, although our first hitch came quickly with Tony being unexpectedly bumped to an earlier flight without me. At least the flight to Sydney was almost empty and was a pretty easy trip and I felt the need to knock back some beer ... read more

Oceania » Australia » South Australia December 1st 2001

Mt Arapiles! Traditional climbing and long camping days.... read more

Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Adelaide February 3rd 1996

Adelaide to Darwin over 2 weeks... read more

Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Port Augusta May 12th 1987

May 12, Tuesday: After a night of rain I was glad that the car wasn’t on the dirt anymore. The trip past The Flinders Ranges was wet, overcast and noisy, due to the fact that I didn’t have an exhaust system, the back muffler was still sitting on the roof rack. The long pipe the mechanic has fitted at Tippabara was lying in the back of the car. At Port Augusta I pitched my tent in a caravan park and arrange to have the exhaust replaced the next day. Saw my video on a colour TV in a luxury 30-foot mobile home. The elderly couple that owned the bus gave me lots of advice about traveling. May 13, Wednesday: Spent a whole day waiting for my car to be repaired. The cost was $126 for the ... read more
Lake Hart
Salt Lake
SA & NT Border

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