It does feel as if we have been travelling for a long time. We made a big effort this morning, getting away at about 8.40 a.m. and travelling 289 kms to our last free camping spot before Adelaide. It’s been bright an sunny all day, with wonderful views of the Flinders Ranges coming through Port Augusta.
We stopped at Port Augusta for coffee and toasted pineapple and coconut cake – at Macdonald’s. Stephen was delighted with the cheapness. The cake was particularly delicious, I have to say. As we were leaving I was delighting in the views and fell off the kerb. A shock to my body and a bit embarrassing as well! I have a few sore spots, but no interesting bruises, unfortunately.
Stephen was feeling a bit under the weather with a headache. He did some of the driving anyway, and we arrived here at Redhill at about 4.30 p.m. There are no other vehicles in this spot which is quite attractive with lots of trees, rather like being in a park. The toilets are open 24 hours, but a bit of a hike from here. Still, we only need them for emergencies. When I say ‘free’, we actually paid $2.00 at the General Store.
There was frost around this morning in Kimba, and we are told that it will be around zero here overnight as well.
We had lunch at a sleepy little placed called Port Germein. It suffered major damage to the ferry in the storms early this year and it has only just been repaired. I’m not sure how the historic lighthouse and tidal clock survived.