Mildura to Wilpena Pound.
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!