Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Day 7 - Wudinna to Elliston

Day 7
Wudinna – Elliston Saturday September 22nd 2012
Up bright and early and putting our camp site to bed. The locals will probably miss us – although Sam Snake didn’t put an appearance in this morning. A strong wind and the look of threatening weather this morning, so we wonder what the day will bring.

First stop the bakery for morning tea, then on to the Wudinna Show - lots of things to see including a clown/magician and his performing poodles. Also the sheep shearing contest was interesting to watch.
We had lunch at the Show and Davo caught up with people from Curtis’s, where he served his apprenticeship. They have a position going at Wudinna as an ag-diesel mechanic, at the going rate of $35 per hour. Still can’t get anyone to apply for the position.

Davo then had a good time photographing all the railway sidings including Kyancutta and other little townships.

Next stop was Lock, then on to the old Provis Farm. We had permission to go onto the property where the buildings and outhouses are not as Davo remembers. Such is progress. We did rescue a sleepy lizard who had wondered into the old homestead – our good deed for the day.
Under the lino in one of the bedrooms are lots of newspapers dating from 1965 – interesting articles in the papers.
Some of the shearing gear on the old farm

Stop off at Wedge Hill to have a look around; nothing left now other than a memorial plaque.
Wedge Hill

A letter box with a difference - must be for air mail

 Through the wild winds we continued on to Elliston – spending the night at Waterloo Bay Caravan Park. Our first shower in several days; such bliss J
The Manager set up a TV for some of the travellers so that they could watch the Crows being defeated by Hawthorne. The Campers’ kitchen is in the progress of being updated and also has a bouncing cushion for the children.

The wind turned into quite a storm, but our tent managed to survive. Refreshed and ready for the next leg of our adventure.

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