Don’t Miss This! Old Bakery, Stone Hut, SA

The unkind may call us ‘Bakery Sluts’ with some validity – but Pilchard and I prefer the term ‘connoisseurs’! Either way, the Old Bakery Stone Hut took our extensive bakery experience to a new level. From the ‘Best Pies in the Universe’ claim around the side to the value-added local produce (including wine) in the cafe, this bakery has it

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Off the Tourist Trail #2 – Brentwood, Yorke Peninsula, SA

Blink, and you’ll miss the little town of Brentwood – so you’ve got almost NO chance of finding the Brentwood cemetery without local assistance! Don’t look at me – I’m not going to tell you exactly where it is! But I’m not exactly going to hide it either. After all, it IS mentioned in official Yorke Peninsula Tourist information brochures,

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Australia’s Scenic Public Toilets #9 – Brachina Gorge, Flinders Ranges SA

A public toilet in Teamsters Campground??  Sounds like something the Village People could be proud of!!  Or is that just me … Go west – or at least to the western end of Brachina Gorge, deep in the heart of South Australia’s magnificent Flinders Ranges!  Teamsters Campground is the perfect spot from which to explore the pre-historic strata layers of the gorge’s geological trail more

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Traveller SHAME Files #4 – The Hills are Alive!!

I can’t wait to see the most recent addition to South Australia’s ‘anti-hoon’ laws enacted! For those unfamiliar with laws peculiar to this sometimes draconian state, legislation penalising certain automobile related behaviours – such as drag racing, laying rubber and doing burn-outs – can result in the offender’s vehicle being impounded or confiscated. That’s the simplified version, anyway. And while

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Signs #6 – Dune!

If not for my mate pointing it out, I would never have noticed this sign on the dunes near the Largs Bay Jetty, South Australia. It’s pretty small, and doesn’t have any of the visual cues that indicate warning.  If I noticed it at all, it would have been to subconsciously dismiss it as a kind of yin/yang sign, and therefore pretty

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Favourite Place #5 – Innes National Park, Yorke Peninsula, SA

Entrance to Innes National Park, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia

It’s a mystery to me why Innes National Park (INP) isn’t on any Top 10 Australian National Parks lists. At the south-western tip of Yorke Peninsula’s ‘toe’ (you’ll see what I mean on the map) its wild and remote beauty is unique. BUT … perhaps the unparalleled coastal scenery, historic buildings, walking trails, shipwreck sites, deserted beaches, fishing, lighthouses, wildlife

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Australia’s Scenic Public Toilets #6 – West Cape Lighthouse, SA

Innes National Park on South Australia’s Yorke Peninsula has (arguably!) some of the most magnificent coastal scenery in the country. Any amenities in such a setting are duty bound to be scenic, and these eco-friendly composting toilets are no exception! Artfully placed among the dunes below the West Cape Lighthouse, the conveniences are somewhat protected from the strong winds that signs in

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Australia’s Scenic Public Toilets #5 – Yorke Peninsula, SA

Here’s a break from tradition – public amenities NOT surrounded by rocks, desert or barren spaces!!  No idea what I’m talking about?  Check out the other Scenic Public Toilets in this series, and all will become clear! This amenities block near Brown’s Beach in Innes National Park on the Southern Yorke Peninsula, South Australia is unaccountably in the middle of a field. 

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Favourite Place #4 – Troubridge Island, SA

Troubridge Lighthouse, Troubridge Island, South Australia

You’d think Troubridge Island and lighthouse would already be several years into a conservation program to preserve this unique South Australian heritage icon, but the SA State Government has different priorities.  The costly shrines to its self indulgence are in urban areas where the votes are, meaning this unique spot is at risk of being lost forever. Think I’m being a little melodramatic? The fine

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