Signs #9 – Happy Campers!

Either that, or campers with WAAAAAY too much time on their hands!  This rocky greeting was sighted just after the October 2010 school holidays - so perhaps it was a bored kids project!!
In a mystery location somewhere between Bunyeroo and Brachina Gorges in South Australia’s Flinders Ranges National Park, the sign is a tragic reminder of the effects of the ageing process on memory and other faculties – neither Pilchard nor I can recall exactly in which campground we saw it!
And yes, while it’s just a simple Aussie welcome, the cross bar of the ‘H’ looks like a reasonably difficult engineering feat to achieve with only rocks and bare hands!  Maybe this is why it doesn’t say ‘HELLO’!!
On our next visit we’ll identify (and write down!) the exact location – that is, if it hasn’t weathered away!  Or if we can remember what we were looking for …
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20 comments

  • @Aleah – yep, no doubt as to what this one means!

  • very very nice! no need to learn how to read trail signs if you get something like that. haha

  • @Mary – you could be onto something there! Drunken adults have also been known to frequent such campgrounds …
    @Cathy – Just wait till you see what’s next then!!
    @notactuallygod – thanx for deigning to drop by! But developing American traits? Moi?? There must be some other explanation!
    @Empty Nester – Welcome! Enjoy!!
    @Katie – Put a mixed group of adults & children, weary from a day of hiking/exploring in front of a campfire. Throw in a 6-pack (or 10) and I think you’ll find nothing is impossible! Short answer – your guess is as good as mine!!
    @Manzanita – Welcome! Love your blog name, but clueless as to what it means! I reckon you’re right about the cross bars – but they’re well hidden!!
    @Ms Bibi – Welcome to you too! Plenty more neat stuff down here in OZ!
    @Tami – Thanx to you too!! I’m just FULL of adventures (although some would say ‘full of it’)!!

  • thanks for stopping by. I will enjoy getting to see all your adventures.

  • That is really neat. I bet the cross bar took them a long time.

    Thank you for stopping by and following. I am your newest follower.

    Bibi @ Daily Organized Chaos

  • Red Nomand Oz,
    Love that name. I am now your follower, too. I always appreciate stone anything…. walls, houses, fireplaces, they look so solid and forever-ish.
    So about the H cross bar…. did they put some rebars across that would support the rock? Looks like an impossibility, otherwise. but what do I know about the building with rocks.
    I like your blog and all your adventures.
    Manzanita
    Wanna buy a duck

  • Seriously, how DID they make the cross on the H? Very cool!

  • So excited to have found your blog—Now I’m going to explore past posts!

  • Thanks for your note, Red. Glad you liked the “Reasons to believe / Reasons to Doubt” on Wanna-Be Wednesdays, and was amused by your demand for more. (a very American trait BTW) There’s a new one for every day of the week, but the full roster was featured on an earlier post everyone got a good laugh from. I think you will too. http://if-i-were-god-or-had-his-powers.blogspot.com/2011/01/do-my-work-get-paradise-points.html

  • As always, it’s a pleasure to stop by to see what you are up to. You find the most interesting places.

  • It took a moment for me to get what was going on with the rocks. Me thinks the crossbar is an indication that this was the work of adults rather than children. No matter, it must be a delightful surprise for visitors. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings…Mary

  • @Java – Thanx so much! Come back anytime!!

  • Thanks for stopping by! I’m so glad you did…you have an awesome blog here!! I can’t wait to read more!!

    I’m now following!!

    Hope you come back often!

    Have a great day!!!
    Java

  • @LV – I hope I’m still adventuring as much as you do when I reach your age!!

  • You are are an adventurous person. I do enjoy going along with you on your blog. I am not sure if I would make it in person.

  • @Kath – HHHMMMmmm… don’t suppose anyone could have stood it up??
    @River – That’s what we thought too!!

  • Heh. A “HI” from the middle of nowhere. Nice.

  • Oooh I remember making a sign like that in Brachina Gorge.

    ….albeit it was lying on the ground ‘find me by flying overhead-style’ and *was* in 1974….

  • @Ann O’Dyne – and a happy Wednesday morning to you too!! Hope wherever you are is flood and fire free!!

  • “the sign is a tragic reminder of the effects of the ageing process on memory and other faculties”
    oh bwah ha haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    Keep on truckin!

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