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Port Pirie City and Dists

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  • Day42

    Taking the long way...

    December 31, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Het Eyre schiereiland probeer ik via de westkust weer te verlaten, maart is allemaal zo boeiend en afwisselend, dat ik de tijd neem voor elk baaitje en zijweggetje. Een van de hoogtepunten is Pildappa rock ( een soort mini Uluru) en de Gawler range bergen. Port Augustus gebruikt voor de inkopen, de stad zelf is het niet echt, en door naar een mangrovegebied+~ 20 km daaronder. De parkranger/ onderzoeker vertelt honderduit over de klimaatverandering en wat dat voor t park betekent...
    Niet al zijn beweringen blijken te kloppen als ik samen met nieuw Zeelanders deze factcheck... maar gezellig is ie wel .....
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  • Day82

    Day 33

    February 23, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 35 °C

    Big day today drove to Port Pirie via Port Broughton. Not much in between its a wheat farming area so it is pretty baron. Port Pirie also has a lead smelter that I am going to look at tomorrow, a sign I read said it's the largest in the world. I also narrowly missed being run over by a large train I went to give way but decided i better stop like the sign said, lucky as i did not see the train coming it would have been perfect timing. Found a little inlet amd caught a few little striped grunter but very quickly ran out of bait.Read more

  • Day10

    Merriton rest area

    February 11 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    Had trouble again last night with either the Waeco or the deep cycle battery, as the Waeco had shut down and the battery didn’t seem to be charging, so we had to empty the freezer, putting as much as we could into the caravan’s small freezer the rest into the fridge and we will have to eat it this week.
    This morning when we started the Pajero the fridge started up ok so that points to the battery not charging correctly, up until now we had not had any problems with it, but we did have it connected to the caravan so maybe the caravan batteries were helping to cover the Waeco load.
    After leaving Kimba we travelled to Port Augusta, we were looking to find a supplier of weight distribution hitch’s but they only had Hartman Reich models and wanted to charge $900, so we gave that a miss and set off towards Adelaide where we hope we can locate a set for a lower cost. (On the web we can source them for $400 delivered.
    We stopped for the night at Merriton rest area we stopped first up on the left side of the Hwy but then thought maybe we had got the wrong place as WikiCamps map was showing we still had 2kms further to go, this turned out to be very lucky as the first place was in between the Hwy and the train track, the Hwy noise seemed loud as the Road trains went past but that was nothing compared to noise when the train came along.
    Kay had a nice fried rice meal while I had Chicken Tika Masala and rice with a Garlic Naan.
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  • Day3

    Merriton to Pimba

    April 25, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    Well we spent the night at Merriton, and farewelled Trev bright and early to head off on our journey. I had to take a shot of my Pa's old workbench - fond childhood memories there, good to see it's being used (!!).
    After enduring a decidedly soggy drive we arrived at Spud's Roadhouse for the night. This is a traditional stopover for those coming or going north. A huge fe free camp space is available for campers with an added bonus of toilets and showers. We spent the afternoon organising the stuff that had been "thrown in" the van when we left home. Then, a short stroll to Spuds for a counter meal and beer. Nice. Today we are hoping to get to Coober Pedy, the weather is much better so fingers crossed.Read more

  • Day11

    Port Pirie

    June 27, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    We stayed at a nice park near the beach. There was not much for kids to do but it has the beach, a playground and a skate park nearby. We loved riding our bikes here and watching the dolphins in the bay.
    There are lots of fish at the beach to catch... and a big crab that got away!

  • Day25

    Port Pirie surprised

    January 5, 2016 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    Stopped over in Port Pirie. We went for a walk to look at the clasic train station. The place had some great historical buildings. We stayed near the beach and went for a few swims even sfter we saw the number of swimmer crabs. On the way out we saw a few cross Australia trains.

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