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Mildura to Wilpena Pound.

Saturday, 21 February 2004 | link | tag | / Trips / Australia / South Australia
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I just can't work out this weather. It was between 15 and 19 degrees all day today, and raining. Down from yesterdays scorching 36 degrees and dry as a bone.

I headed off to Wilpena Pound in the Flinders Ranges via the Sturt highway.

The road generally followed the Murray River, from time to time I would come back to it and then vear away again. Since I was always north of the River, I was in NSW most of the time.

I crossed the border into SA at around midday, and the surly twit at the fruit fly inspection zone somewhat upset my otherwise good spirits. Didn't last too long though.

I stopped in Morgan and had lunch at the Red West pub. I had the Roast Beef and was astounded at how good it was. It was fantastic, and so was the service. Its taken a while, but I think I'm finally getting to places where old fashioned service isn't.

The final 30 minutes to Wilpena from Hawker was great. I must have passed about 50 kangaroos today. The rain seems to have brought them out, or maybe they're just everywhere here. Will soon find out.

I booked in for 3 nights. The campsites at the Wilpena resort area are excellent, large and spacious, amongst lovely big red and spotted gums. There is supposed to be about 15 groups here, but I can only see (and hear) one of them.

It rained all day, and its still raining now. I put up my tent in the rain, now THAT brings back some memories. I know they really need this rain, but I hope it goes away soon!