Friday 18 November 2011
18.11.2011 - 18.11.2011
Left Port Pirie with the GPS programmed to guide us to Waikerie via Clare and Kapunda. All was well until we arrived in Kapunda, I had hoped we'd cut across to the Sturt Hwy, instead we found ourselves on the way to Morgan. Almost all the way to Kapunda had been through extensive cropping areas interspersed with large vineyards. I had hoped to see the area on the Northern edge of the Barossa Valley, the drive to Morgan was a bit disappointing. Jenny was pleased, we got to cross the Murray on a ferry at Cadell.
On arriving at Waikerie we were not impressed with the look of the caravan park and decided to press on to Renmark where we checked in for two nights at the Riverfront Holiday Park. It has to be one of the most extensive parks we've stayed at. At the reception desk we were served by a young lass, couldn't possibly be over 18. She quickly took my measure and assured me there'd be no domestics and if need be she'd guide me onto the site. Sense of humour, confidence and enthusiasm to burn, she should be cloned and sent to all caravan parks!!
Set up the camp with the temperature climbing to 39 °C. Not much point doing anything energetic until the weather cools off. Might go for a walk in the morning.
Along the way here we observed significant areas of crop that were BLACK. I stopped and took some pictures but I'm none the wiser. In the close-up I think I can see a pod, suggesting a legume of some description.
Stay well and travel safely.