I’m definatley starting to feel far away from home! The landscape has changed dramatically- very dry ,Barron, rocky land with a slight red tinge now.
We called into Port Pirie for some groceries and were happy to keep on driving towards the mountain range to be honest – cheapest butcher though! There isn’t much I between towns now so we are having to become a little more savvy with planning ahead for the necessities.
Driving into the national park from the main road is somewhat of a relief! There are trees about and with the mountains as your backdrop its much more picturesque.
I’ve borrowed a free camps book from some coastal, adventure loving friends that have travelled this leg before us.. This place was triple ticked and circled 10 times over, so it was a must we stayed here! I’m so glad we did, as it was one of the most tranquil places ever! We had emus frequent our campsite and monitor lizards enjoying cups of tea right along side us. It was something so unique!
We loved the peace and quiet of the bush and the huge gum trees that for some reason was split down the middle. The kids explored and climbed trees as little boys do and Pon actually picked up his first book for the trip! Something about those black holes (no reception) that are sometimes quite refreshing.
We day tripped to Port Germein ( Crab Capital) which was only 20 minutes from Mt Remarkable, we were all geared up for catching them from the longest Jetty in the southern Hemisphere (1.5 Kms long) but due to our lack of reception we timed it wrong with the tide and went home empty handed.. Not much else you would do in port Germein, it was a little dust bowl town with a great reputation for crabbing.