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Photos: Victoria—Around Mildura

Tuesday, 5 Dec 2023 | Photo Gallery

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Coorong National Park

Thursday, 30 Nov 2023 | Views [20]

KEITH IS HARDLY MORE THAN A WIDE SPOT in the road—two roads actually, the intersection of A8 and A66. The drive from Murray Bridge was nothing to write home about—only the “Silo Art” in Coonalpyn was worthy of a stop—and ... Read more >

The Bridge on the River Murray

Sunday, 26 Nov 2023 | Views [21]

MURRAY BRIDGE IS NEARLY 300 KM IN “RIVER MILES” downstream from Waikerie. Despite its name in the singular, there are actually three bridges that span the river at Murray Bridge. Not as many as Madison County but we didn’t have to cross ... Read more >

Photos: South Australia—Murraylands and the Limestone Coast

Friday, 24 Nov 2023 | Photo Gallery

Murray Bridge to Robe
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Thanksgiving Day Down Under

Thursday, 23 Nov 2023 | Views [35]

THE 5K TURKEY TROT HAS BECOME A Thanksgiving tradition for some in the US, an excuse to overindulge later in the day. There are no turkeys trotting Down Under so we decided on a walk in the woods instead and a chance to find a Purple-Crowned Lorikeet.... Read more >

Of Kangaroos, Lorikeets and Blue-Billed Ducks

Wednesday, 22 Nov 2023 | Views [46]

IF OUR ACCOMMODATIONS CONTINUE TO IMPROVE at this rate they’ll rival Mar-A-Lago by the time we reach Melbourne! Christie’s Beach comes with everything except good weather—three bedrooms, 2½ bathrooms, a great kitchen and even ... Read more >

Four for the Birds—Adelaide's Birding Hotspots

Monday, 20 Nov 2023 | Views [42]

THERE ARE SEVERAL BIRDING “HOTSPOTS” not far from our base in Adelaide. Not all were easy to find, Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary was barely accessible and Barker Inlet Wetlands along side the busy M2 highway was most definitely urban.... Read more >

Historic Port Adelaide

Sunday, 19 Nov 2023 | Views [52]

WE ARE BACK TO CIVILIZATION, for whatever that’s worth. Both Ports Augusta and Lincoln are actually small towns with fewer than 12,500 residents and hardly count. Now Adelaide, where we are resting our heads, is a real city! One point three million! ... Read more >

Photos: South Australia—Around Adelaide

Thursday, 16 Nov 2023 | Photo Gallery

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Lincoln National Park

Wednesday, 15 Nov 2023 | Views [43]

UNLIKE WELL-MANNERED CHILDREN some birds prefer to be heard and not seen. This is especially true for the Western Whipbird, one of Australia’s rarest. We spent two chilly mornings hiking around Lincoln National Park alternately playing the call ... Read more >

The Eyre Peninsula

Sunday, 12 Nov 2023 | Views [39]

THE DRIVE DOWN THE EYRE PENINSULA from Port Augusta to Port Lincoln is about 350 kilometers and takes four hours for Australians, a bit longer for us out-of-towners. We got an early start and in less than an hour arrived at the turnoff for the Whyalla ... Read more >

Australia Arid Lands Botanic Garden

Saturday, 11 Nov 2023 | Views [37]

THE TEMPERATURE HAS BEEN SOARING through the 80s and 90s and topped out at 108° on Friday. For you Celsius fans, that’s 42°C—¡mucho caliente! We got an early start, arriving at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden right as the ... Read more >

Photos: South Australia—Eyre Peninsula

Thursday, 9 Nov 2023 | Photo Gallery

Port Augusta to Port Lincoln
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Port Augusta

Thursday, 9 Nov 2023 | Views [39]

OUR LODGING IN PORT AUGUSTA is a definite upgrade from the Waikerie garage—and it’s ten bucks cheaper! Costello Hotel has nine unique lovingly restored suites on the second floor with the original high ceilings, refinished wood floors and ... Read more >

The Incredible Malleefowl of Gluepot Reserve

Saturday, 4 Nov 2023 | Views [46]

MALLEEFOWL ARE PERHAPS THE MOST ICONIC BIRDS in Gluepot and second to the Black-eared Miner as the most endangered. Malleefowl are large birds, growing to nearly two feet and weighing five pounds. Although they are strong flyers they rely more on their ... Read more >

Gluepot Reserve Recce

Friday, 3 Nov 2023 | Views [44]

WHY WAIKERIE? YOU ASK. According to the official town website, “Waikerie is a small, pleasant town sitting on the cliffs above the Murray River in the heart of South Australia's rich Riverland district."          ... Read more >

Photos: South Australia—Waikerie and Gluepot

Thursday, 2 Nov 2023 | Photo Gallery

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Ferry 'Cross the Murray

Thursday, 2 Nov 2023 | Views [52]

WITH APOLOGIES TO GERRY AND THE PACEMAKERS, we had to “ferry ‘cross the Murray”—there just isn’t a bridge at Waikerie. Instead, a vehicle-carrying cable ferry crosses to and fro twenty-four hours a day— hin und zuruck, ... Read more >

Ikara-Flinders Ranges NP—Wilpena Pound

Wednesday, 1 Nov 2023 | Views [41]

WILPENA POUND IS THE CENTERPIECE of the Park. Although it looks like a volcanic crater it is really a natural amphitheater formed by two mountain ranges. (Don't ask how, we're not geologists!) The more intrepid can hike or backpack to the rim, 13.5 km ... Read more >

Ikara-Flinders Ranges NP—Arkaroo Rock Art Trail

Tuesday, 31 Oct 2023 | Views [61]

THIS MORNING’S SUNRISE WAS SPECTACULAR, almost making the early start from Quorn to the Park seem like a good idea . About 100 KM of being alert for roos on the road later, we slowed to 20 mph while three hippity-hopped across the road ahead of ... Read more >

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