If bright sunny yellow was the colour of the drive to Adelaide, the drive north up to the Barossa Valley was a deep plum purple. Stunning wildflowers sprouting up across the open fields and in between rows and rows of grapevines.
We stayed at the Tanunda Caravan Park in the heart of the Barossa Valley and are slowly discovering that we bring a unique flavour to the makeup of caravan park residents who are mostly grey nomads or young families. This was clearly demonstrated when cooking a dinner of tofu, tahini and vegetable stir fry, a curious fellow campground resident, not having come across tofu before asked what I was cooking and stated… “oh, that’s the modern food that all the young folk talk about”. A visit to the Barossa Valley Cheese Factory, Maggie Beer’s Farm and a delicious lunch at the Skillogalle Winery an hour north at Clare Valley made up the rest of our time in the area.
We have spent the last few days hiking in the spectacular Wilpena Pound. Starting out yesterday we opted for a leisurely 4 hour summit climb to Mt Ohlssen Bagge and today tackled the 20km loop trail to St Mary’s Peak. We felt a bit trepidatious as we haven’t done this much hiking since the Overland Track in Tasmania a few years ago, but slowly are getting our (currently sore!) hiking feet back into action.
Wildlife spotted so far: Emu, Wedge-tail Eagle, Goat, Turkey, Peacock, Goanna
Number of blisters acquired: None (thankfully!)
Best camping meal so far: Tossing up between campfire roast sweet potato with tomato and bean salsa and french toast this morning!