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South Australia here we come.

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We left Warrnambool and with the wind to our backs travelled along the Princes Hwy. We stopped at Dartmoor for morning tea and to look at the tree carving’s we had heard about. The trees had originally been planted to commemorate 60 World War 1 servicemen and nurses from the Dartmoor District.

"Sad News"

“Sad News”

 

From tree to carving.

From tree to carving.

Kept varnished and looking great.

Kept varnished and looking great.

Read more about it here as to why they were then carved.

We passed the boarder into South Australia at 12:30pm. We’ve now traversed 5 states.  Only 2 states and 1 territory to go.

We’ve been watching the news of flooding through QLD and NSW but down here there is a total fire ban as everything is so dry.

It was a nice change to travel through the Panola Forest with the Pine trees on either side and a group of emus slowly walking into the forest.

Panola Forest.

Panola Forest.

There was a lot of them but only captured a few.

There was a lot of them but only captured a few.

The pastures then changed to acres of Grape Vines as we travelled through the Coonawarra district of the Limestone coast. Names of wines even we have heard about, Yalumba, Penfolds, Wynns and Lindemans. The region is particularly known for producing world class red wines. Of course Chris was more interested in eating the grapes that were hanging heavily off all the vines. Though they looked good they were a little tart. (probably not ripe yet as no one was picking). We are differently not wine connoisseur’s.

Chris was after the grapes.

Chris was after the grapes.

We pulled into an off road free spot to spend the night. These spots just off the main highway’s are so quiet and peaceful and the stars in the night sky are simply breath taking.

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