Corrugated Iron, Eurelia Railway Station Goods Shed, South Australia

1000 Words About … Corrugated Iron!

While a penchant for neatness, order and logic most likely explains my affinity for corrugated iron, the unkind would probably attribute it to the inflexibility and pedanticism of a full-blown control freak! Whatever it is, corrugated iron’s neat rows and precise undulations with their resultant patterns of light and shade hold an artistic appeal that actually increases as the decay[…]

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Coulthard Lookout View, Arkaroola Ridge-top Tour

Ride the Ragged Ranges: The RED HOT Arkaroola Ridge-top Tour!

‘Now we’ll see some REAL scenery!’ Doug announced, herding us away from the spectacular outlook from Coulthard’s Lookout towards our convoy of two vehicles. I was sceptical. The ragged mountain ranges (yes, I’m channelling Aussie poet Dorothea Mackellar*) glistened and glowed in a glorious 360° panorama in the perfection of a clear Outback day. I thought Doug was joking. He wasn’t.[…]

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The Bizarre Back-of-Beyond Bakery – Farina, South Australia

STOP PRESS!  2020 Farina Bakery Update:  Due to COVID-19 the Farina Bakery South Australia will NOT be operating in 2020.  However, the Farina historic township and Farina campground will be open and can be visited in line with South Australian state government border closures and travel restrictions.  The sign shimmered through the haze of dust and heat like a mirage.[…]

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The Magnetic Hill Magnet, via Orroroo, South Australia

Weird Stuff #9 – Magnetic Hill, South Australia

Discovering the Daleks of Khancoban in a remote Snowy Mountains hideaway was, I thought, the pinnacle of my paranormal participation in the world of real-life Australian sci-fi. But that was before Magnetic Hill South Australia struck back. Pushing for a place in the paranormal pantheon, and surrounded by this mid-North peaceful pastoral panorama, the sign promised a strange and bizarre[…]

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Horseshoe Range from Carrieton, South Australia

Life on the Edge … Carrieton South Australia

Live on the edge from just ten bucks a night. That’s all it costs for a powered site at Carrieton’s Horseshoe View Caravan Park with the Stay-2-nights-Get-2-nights-FREE deal*. And that’s a small price to pay for a chance to explore Carrieton South Australia, perched on the edge of the vast expanse of the Minburra Plain stretching east with virtually nothing[…]

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Wool Bay Jetty (and public loos) from old Limestone Kiln, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia

The Landslide Legacy – Australia’s Scenic Public Toilet # 34, Wool Bay

Looking down over the steep limestone cliff into the multicoloured waters of the Southern Yorke Peninsula’s Wool Bay can be a parallel universe moment as the flat and unremarkable pastoral country – often dry and arid – gives way to the vividly coloured and splendid panorama of the bay. High on the cliff the now disused limestone kiln, the only[…]

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Semaphore streetscape, Adelaide, South Australia

Now you see it … OZ Scenic Public Toilet #32

What’s a nice Scenic Public Toilet doing in a street like this? Who knew that exploring Adelaide beachside suburb Semaphore would reveal such an intriguing blend of almost tasteful camouflage and cutting edge convenience technology? Actually, who knew there WAS such cutting edge convenience technology?? Accidentally wandering into the main street’s residential zone after trawling the Semaphore shops for loot,[…]

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Mindil Beach Sunset, Darwin (pic by Pilchard)

7 Days … from Adelaide to Darwin!

Does it REALLY take 7 days to drive the ~3000 km from Adelaide to Darwin? Only if you want to see a few sights along the way on a REAL adventure! Driving yourself is the best option (try Car hire if your vehicle isn’t up to scratch) to experience a cross-section of Australia’s unique countryside from the dry south, through the Red[…]

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The Travelling Stones at Goolwa Beach, South Australia

The Travelling Stones Roll On … Goolwa Beach, South Australia

I see a lot more crowds in the Travelling Stones’ future! But that’s because I know something that only two of you don’t – YET! So for their last day in Australia – on this visit, anyway – I gave the stones the gift of Australia’s Magnificent Emptiness! And an experience that many overseas – and local – tourists never[…]

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Umbrellas at Tenafeate Creek Wines, Adelaide Hills, South Australia

GREEN with Envy! Australia’s Scenic Public Toilet #31, Adelaide Hills

I’m SOOOOO lucky. Not just because I’m based in South Australia’s splendidly scenic Adelaide Hills. Not just because I’m within cooee* of a clutch of supremely photogenic attractions. Not just because of Adelaide’s enviable Mediterranean climate. The real reason I’m so lucky? I live within 5 minutes of TWO of South Australia’s most Scenic Public Toilets!! You’ve already seen #18[…]

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