Monthly Archives: August 2012

Friendliest town on the peninsula?

I can’t go past an independent local bakery or butchers. Cummins has both! (though I’m finding that in SA butchers seem to be called Meat Stores – guess that’s appropriate). What a great find this little farming-services town has been. … Continue reading

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Coffin Bay recovery time

I’m not sure what exactly I needed to recover from, but Coffin Bay has been the ideal place for it! As darkness descended on my drive down the Eyre Peninsula west coast, I realised I would be pushing it to … Continue reading

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“Geologically Spectacular”

So promised the sign on Flinders Highway announcing the impending turn off to the Talia caves as I headed towards Port Lincoln. How could I ignore such a promise and invitation? It might actually have described the access road, I … Continue reading

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The Long Drive

Sweetie the Wonder Van loves long drives. 🙂 I’ve done more kms in the last two days than I have in any 4-5 days so far in the trip. But she starts in the morning better than ever (no choke!) … Continue reading

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Lost and dazed in Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Today my sense of direction and map reading has failed me miserably. Never mind, no harm done, but I did spend a lot of time stopping my bike to check the map, then continuing on convinced I knew where I … Continue reading

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Red dirt, sculptures and engineering marvels

The Goldfields have always been an intriguing place to me, and one that I wanted to visit. Towns that rise and fall as these have done in such spectacular fashion, and all on the promise of great riches, to me … Continue reading

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Hidden treasures and little gems

The inland areas – Upper Great Southern and Wheatbelt – really didn’t capture my imagination and beg me to stay. I passed through them in less than a week, stopping only one night in each location. But I did, oddly … Continue reading

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