On The Doorstep
But of course since this is my blog and my travel-log, I get to put in whatever the heck I want. So y'all's'in's will just hafta put up with TWO (count them) pictures which do not pertain to the trip to Naracoorte.
The first picture happens to be of the black furry object that I keep around. Every once in a while I toss it's useless hide outside. It ends up in some positions you'd expect from a furry, useless, sawdust-filled, no-brained, large-fanged, critter.
See for yourself:
Notice the bits of grass on his left flank? That's cus when I tossed his butt outside he landed on his left side, overturned as he skidded along the lawn, and then slid to a stop upon his right side.
Cockatoos are much bigger than rainbow lorikeets:
See the bloke hanging on to the feeder upside down? I've seen the cockatoos do that too.
Let's join our intrepid explorers as they leave Keith on their way to Naracoorte!
Here's the standard view the driver sees (and has seen, and will continue to see) for the next gazillion kilometres --that's around 3,141,592,653,589,793 miles, but who's counting?
Does anyone want some pie?
As usual (and as all awesomely great fantasy writers do) I've provided you with a map:
As usual, I just really felt the need to scrawl all over it:
Doesn't that help?
Notice that since this is kinda like a graphical topo map (terrain map?) there's some various ridges. See how the ridges are kinda, like, sorta lined up along some axis that, just a bit, looks like it might be parallel to the coast? Hmmmmmm, perhaps a few million years ago each one of the ridges could have been coastline? And the fact that they are not only limestone, but that they are so recent (meaning within 5 to 20 million years or so) that there are still some non-solutionised (I made that word up) shells in the limestone matrix????? Here, let me help you see the ridges:
Science class has now been dismissed, let's move on to Padthaway. Their main store has really good ice cream, BTW.
Padthaway is a very large, thriving metropolis of 218 folk. Hmmmmm, too big for me. They have some an awesomely great sh*tload amount of ground water and also have some really cool modern artsy-fartsy type stuff.
Here's a picture of downtown Padthaway:
This is "where it all happens" at Padthaway. From right to left, there's a phone booth, then a liquor store, the post office, a trash bin, the store (which also includes a deli), a petrol (gasoline) pump, a trailer to live in, a picnic area, and finally a shed.
I just love the bowser (fuel pump) being on the sidewalk!
As we leave Padthaway, we see lots and lots and lots of vines:
This next section may bore you a bit, so I'll just post a pic of the information board on the outskirts of Naracoorte upon our arrival:
Do you think that the motel in "downtown" Naracoorte would have our reservations on file? You know, this place that has a sign in the window stating "No Vacancy"?
You're right; they didn't!
Stay tuned campers :)