Saturday, September 27, 2014

Flinders Ranges trip - Day 11

21/9/14
Day 11

First up - breakfast!
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Egg n bacon toasted sanga and a cup of coffee!
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After a long pack up, we left our lovely camp - neat and tidy - just the way we found it!   Then we made our way up Mt Arden for a look ...
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It was a very, very steep climb!  Ruby performed beautifully and slowly got us to the top.
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Slowly does it!
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We had a 360 degree view of the Southern end of the Flinders Ranges...
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Gus reckoned he earned a beer driving up!
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then it was time ... to go back down!   I admit I had a slight panic attack.  But once we got going, slowly, ever so slowly, we made our way down the rocky path...
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Winding our way ...
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Back down to flatter ground, phew!  I had sweaty palms and feet!
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Then it was time to head back to the Argadells homestead and say goodbye to Malcolm & Judy, the proprietors and to thank them for having us on their property.  They charge $20/night and we could also have a hot shower at the homestead camp quarters for $6.  Malcolm had bought us up a big box of firewood for $40 which was ample for our 2 nights.
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Then we made a bee line for Pt Augusta in the afternoon.  I needed a shower like you wouldn't believe!
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We stayed at the Majestic Oasis apartments and our room had chocolates galore! We received champers and choc dipped strawberries on arrival too!
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Our room had a washer and dryer too so I did a few loads of washing while Gus went off to spruce up Ruby - she was filthy with red dirt!
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Oh, the shower was magnificent!  Dinner was a Caffe Primo which was a short walk away.
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Tomorrow, I get to meet a fellow blogger - very excited!!  :)
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Cheers - Joolz xx

 


 


 


 


 


 


 
 


 


 


 


 


 


 

1 comment:

  1. The views from up there must be breathtaking. You have a great vehicle for all this adventuring! :)

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