Wednesday, April 28, 2010

From Cowell

Hi Everyone,
We are meandering our way through S.A.
We spent a couple of days in Wallaroo where Rex learnt how to catch crabs and cook them from some helpful fisherman on the pier. We also visited a historic copper mine in Moonta where I collected a pocketful of copper rocks.
While travelling on to Mt Remarkable National Park we stopped at Telowie Gorge and walked it with a lot of other people; it seemed busier than Bourke St and then on to Port Germein which boasts the longest wooden pier in the southern hemisphere. We walked it. The whole mile of it, and back. There is something about piers that makes people want to walk to the end. Finally we arrived at the campsite at Mt Remarkable and set up camp. This is a luxury national park with hot showers. The following day we decided to walk part of the Aligator Gorge walk in search of the rare and endangered Yellow Footed Rock Wallaby. We walked to Hidden Camp about 7 kms in with only a few emus making their presence known where we had lunch before the return trek. The high red rocky cliffs were magnificent. On the return trip when we had given up all hope I glanced up and there watching us was the sought after wallaby. See photo. We felt very fortunate to be in the right place at the right time.
Today we travelled on to Cowell. A small town on the Eyre Peninsula which is famous for Australian Jade. I broke the budget and bought myself some. Tomorrow we head for Port Lincoln.
Catch up with you all soon
Rex and Rob

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