So, we finally hit the road, complete with snacks (thanks Tali and Nick!) and a delicious honey, ginger and lemon tea in my plunger thermos (quickly becoming an essential piece of equipment – thanks Nitty!).. Woo hoo!! I think it is going to take some adjusting to slow down from our hectic pace to a more casual go-with-the-flow-we-are-on-holidays-there-is-no-rush mode.
On the road to Adelaide we passed many many fields of wheat and many more fields of very pretty bright yellow flowers which glowed against the background of greens, browns and bright blue sky. As we passed I thought about how disconnected I am to the food chain, as I had not the faintest idea what was growing there. Thankfully Google sorted me out and I am pretty sure we were passing canola fields (at least that’s what I think HYOLA stands for!!).
Other highlights included lunch by the lake in Ararat and none other than the Giant Koala. It was the first Giant thing we saw on the way. We had to stop. Really. We are on holidays. (The redeeming factor was that we got to see a real-live koala too.. well, over the fence, you dont think we actually went in!!)
Last night we stayed at Pendleton Farmstay (near Keith, about 200km from Adelaide) and thanks to the helpful advice from Farmer Brian that the rain was a-comin’ we opted to sleep in a cabin (read very rustic tin shed). Shout out to Tamar – great map!!
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Wildlife spotted so far (not including roadkill): Koala, Camel, Snake, White Kangaroo