Travelling around Australia in a motorhome. A story of our travels starting from NSW then through Queensland, across to Northern Territory and Western Australia, then to South Australia, Victoria and finally across the seas to Tasmania. We have enjoyed everywhere we have visited and look forward to setting off again in our motorhome.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Port Wakefield 3 March 2007

After a hot evening a cool change arrived as we went to bed, ensuring a good nights sleep. After staying the night at the truck stop next to an old hotel at Warnertown, we decided to move to the nearby town of Crystal Brook for breakfast and the Saturday paper. Crystal Brook was as delightful a village as the name implied, though the brook was DRY! The centre of town was like Leura in NSW but not very touristy and was leafy with plenty of space down each side, making an English town atmosphere. The only antique shop was actually a community antique store – the first we had seen. Everybody puts in any antiques they want to sell and part of the money goes on local projects. The prices were reasonable with variations that gave an opportunity for a “bargain”. We found a South Australian green vase that will go nicely in our green kitchen!
After lunch we moved onto Snowtown, a sad little neglected town that seemed to still display the scars of it’s infamous past. A couple of kids trying to pass time on a boring Saturday afternoon, stood outside their house dressed as terrorists waving toy guns and innocently reminded us of where our old Cowboy and Indian games had gone!
Onto Port Wakefield, a popular boating town as it is the closest place to launch a boat from Adelaide. It was a bit unexciting because of the surrounding mangrove swamps, though there were some very interesting old buildings in the main part of the town. We stayed out of town on the first lay-by and acknowledged that the increase in traffic as we get closer to Adelaide meant the end of the remote part of our travels. Things are starting to feel East Coast again! It seemed to be such a loss!


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