After dropping Claire off at Adelaide Airport I headed north for an overnight stop at Dublin and then to catch up with a mate back over on the Yorke Peninsula at Black Point. His sister owns a “shack” there. He had a couple of his mates there who were all good company and we spent most days sitting on the patio solving the worlds problems and keeping the brewery workers in employment.
Situated literally right on the beach in an idyllic sheltered bay, at very high tide you can actually fish off the patio. Tides weren’t exactly right over the few days I was there so I only got to go out crabbing once and that was a pleasant boat ride and nothing more. A great place to relax and recharge the batteries.
After leaving Black Point I headed back to Murray Bridge with an overnight stop at Palmer. I was having issues with my solar set up and had prebooked into an Auto electrician. Sort of got things sorted and I was on my way. I drove through to Bordertown where I stopped the night beside the lake that was made as a result of excavation work when an overhead road bridge was built.
I had a look around town the next morning. Bordertown is the birthplace of one Robert James Lee Hawke so there is a bit of information on that at the Visitors Centre and you can also view the house where he spent his formative years. His father Clem was Congregational Minister in Bordertown at the time. The house (manse) where he was born is able to be viewed from outside.
I also went for a walk out to the Wildlife Park where white kangaroos are bred. I had never seen a white kangaroo before so that was interesting. They are not albinos but a strain of Western Grey.
Although named Bordertown, the town is actually 17km from the Victorian border. It was here that I said goodbye to South Australia where I have spent the past 4 months.
South Australia is truely a wonderful state with such a diverse landscape. It deceivingly has a lot of coastline when you trace around the peninsulas and Kangaroo Island. A very beautiful state.