We have been on the move again!! Rex, who is recovering well from his recent surgery, decided that he was indispensable at Wudinna so we went home to the farm for a few days.
In truth, he is a born and bred farmer who was starting to get bored in the city!!!
This put paid to the idea that Wazza and I would have a look around at some of the sights close to Adelaide, luckily Wazza is pretty easy going and fits in with whatever is happening.
I have posted some more photos…. Makes for a quick and easy way to do a post and will finish the story of our weeks adventure sometime soon, we fly out of Adelaide to Brisbane tomorrow (Sunday) afternoon and there is a public holiday on Monday so we will be able to catch our breath then.
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Just to finish "The Gnomes" story here we are with the instigator (and chief make up lady) receiving our instructions.
The lake and parkland at the Adelaide unit is now all green and beautiful after getting some good rainfall.
There is a fair bit of limestone in some of the paddocks so they were "stone rolling" to crush the limestone, each of the 3 rollers weighs about 30 tonnes so they do a good job on the rocks.
There is also quite a few granite outcrops in the area, the memorial to the local farming community was designed and made by a local artist, it looks pretty impressive in the flesh.
This encouraged us to visit one of the granite outcrops, Pindalpa Rock, for a look around... it too is quite impressive.
Here we have Rex and Vicki (Rex was very good and stayed with the car so he wouldn't put any strain on his operation.
Vicki on the other hand was really feeling well and clambered all over the rocky outcrop.
Wazza is seen here invoking the wrath of the storm gods who were gathering behind him, they sent down a torrent of rain upon us but we survived to tell the tale.
Vicki's dog Timmy really enjoyed running up, down, and around on the rock and showing us just how fit he was and how unfit we were.
Here the two of them are waiting for Wazza and I to catch up!!!!!!
We were tempted into all this exercise by the promise of some good "taddying" in the pools on top of the rock, for those who might not know about Taddying, it is the collecting of tadpoles that hatch from eggs laid in the pools by frogs, this is a time honoured occupation which we were only to keen to participate in... but alas, there wasn't a taddy to be found.
Rex is seen here resting with his wheat collar on after the adventure.
Here are some other goats out for some exercise, these are feral animals and are plentiful in some parts of Australia.