Wow! I'll bet y'all never thought you'd finish this trip on down to the Limestone Coast and back. And what a loooooonnnnnnng, strange trip it's been...
I really didn't plan to drag out the whole thing this long. I did plan on this many posts but I thought I'd be posting every day or every-other day. However, when you've got almost 3000 pictures to sift through, lot's of research to do, beer to brew, bread to bake, cheese to make... and a pool to clean... Well, I hope you understand how it just sorta got away from me.
To make up for that (and to thank you for your neverending patience on this seemingly neverending story) I'm putting up 3 pics of local aussie wildlife before starting on the final leg of the journey.
This bloke was just too cute not to post:
The next two pics are purposely posted to give Fishsticks nightmares
Ok, now for the final leg of the Naracoorte trip!
Let's start with a map:
Well, as usual, that stale, generic, BORING, map won't do. Lemme see if I can fix it up a bit. Hang about while I break out my crayola crayon box...
Hmmmmm, where the hell did I put them?
Damn, someone straightened up my desk! Hate it when that happens; can't find a darned thing...
Aha! Here they are.
Give me a sec to do some scribbling...
Tada! This looks much betta:
Notice that long boring stretch betwixt Meningie and Wellington? Guess what? There's no pictures from that part... flat, boring...really boring. So the first pic is when we arrived at the ferry crossing over The Mighty Murray at Wellington!
We just missed it...
Poor little car, has to wait
But that's ok, gives us a chance to look around. Hey cool! Lookie what supplies the power
And it's free! 24 hours a day!
I'd say that the cables are pretty darned well secured.
On our side of the river we could hear a rather large flock of parrots that were on the other side. This is the 5600 on full zoom.
Anyone bored enough to count them all?
Yea! Here's comes the ferry!
I hope that rig knows which side of the road he's supposed to drive on
This is halfway across the river. Maybe about one fourth of the flock.
Cool lens flare, eh?
Driving up the far ramp
How's abouts we drive around to take a look at the flock? I'm sure my regulars can identify what kind of parrot it is.
Head count anyone?
Try this one
Notice that long boring stretch after Wellington on the way to Strath? Yeah, no shots from there either. In fact, we didn't even break out the camera till we got to that park in the middle of town.
You'll notice the huge flock of parrots isn't around... THAT'S CUZ THEY'RE ALL AT WELLINGTON!!!
There's also "Public Facilites" there. That's a fancy way of saying "crapper". But oh what a crapper it is! How many country towns do you know that decorate the outside of a public crapper like this:
Let's zoom in a bit
I stupidly neglected to that a picture of the commemoration plaque, my bad.
But here's a few closeups of the artwork:
Coming up next is meself bein' back to me normal self! Which means pretty much anything I want to post along with a whole buncha cool parrots, birds, roos, koalas, lizards, and whatever other "exotic" critters I can find down here.
Thanks for reading about the trip and I hope I didn't bore too many of you over these last couple of months.