“Red and Pilchard’s Day in the Country” by Red
My Story by Red Nomad OZ
Today we went for a drive in the country on the Yorke Peninsula.
|Crops on Southern Yorke Peninsula, South Australia|
The fields were all dry but the sky was very blue.
We stopped to look at flowers.
There were lots of white everlastings.
We had to look for snakes but we didn’t see any.
That was good.
There was just a dead one on the road.
That was good too.
The sky was very blue down by the beach too.
|En Route to Troubridge Point, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia|
Pilchard said there were lots of small birds that flew here all the way from Siberia.
He said they are called Red-Necked Stints.
But even they haven’t travelled as far as the Fire Truck in theEdithburgh museum.
|Troubridge Point Coastline, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia|
It’s weird to think how far those birds come just to escape winter.
Maybe people who live in, say, Switzerland, Hungary or even Texas might like to come here for winter too.
Then they could see the red brick lighthouse called Troubridge Point Lighthouse.
|Troubridge Point Lighthouse, Southern Yorke Peninsula, South Australia|
It is round. The bricks are a special shape to make it round. It is the only lighthouse like this in the world.
|Spectacular coastline at Troubridge Point, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia|
We stopped to look for seals but there weren’t any. They are all at Kangaroo Island. We could see Kangaroo Island across Backstairs Passage. I don’t know why they called it that. Then Pilchard said we had to go because there might not be any vanilla slices left at the Yorketown bakery.
|Suicide Point, Southern Yorke Peninsula, South Australia|
It was scary driving along the edge of the cliff because it was very windy. The sky was very blue but the sea was even bluer. When we got to Suicide Point it was the bluest of all. But that’s because I made my camera do a trick.
|Salt Lake, Southern Yorke Peninsula, South Australia|
On the way to the bakery the sky was very blue. Then I saw a salt lake. It was very white but it turned blue where the water was still in it. That made the whole picture very blue.
Pilchard was right about the vanilla slices being gone. So he made a mess of his bakery food on the plate. It looked like fresh roadkill. But he said it tasted great.
When we got back to Sultana Point the sky was still blue but there were bits of pink in it. It was still pretty. Tomorrow the sky will be very blue again.
|Sunset at Sultana Point, Southern Yorke Peninsula, South Australia|