The summer edition of On The Road magazine is out now at all good newsagents, and haven’t we all been waiting for holidays, warm sunny days and reuniting with family to complete our summer plans!
I’ll be hitting the coast and soaking up the sun and good times on Yorke Peninsula in South Australia and hopefully you will get the chance to be where you want with family and friends, for at least some time over the coming festive season and summer too.
Or, for all the lovely people ~ family, friends and blogging friends, who regularly read my stories in the northern hemisphere, make that winter time. Hello to Sweden, USA, Canada, UK, Germany and others.
So to the latest edition of On The Road Magazine which I’m happy to say has again published a story and photos of mine, this time on the incredibly interesting ‘ghost town’ of Farina in the far north of South Australia.
This destination was definitely not somewhere on my radar prior to visiting, in fact I had only ever heard it vaguely mentioned, but always thought it sounded too harsh and remote to visit. I am so thankful now that I have been there and really look forward to returning one day.
We visited with a convoy of friends in caravans, and incorporated the visit into a larger Flinders Ranges and outback itinerary. It all came about thanks to one of our group who volunteers at Farina annually and helps out with the long list of chores that the restoration group undertakes each year. With his guidance we saw and learnt so much about the history of the town and work being done by the volunteer group to preserve it. We were also lucky enough to have had the company of the station owners, Kevin and Anne Dawes, around the campfire one night which was an absolute privilege and an experience we were grateful to have.
Now having been there and experienced this totally unique ‘town’ I can absolutely understand the draw to return to the desert. Look for the cover below, to read the whole story, as well as many more great stories to whet your appetite for road travel to all corners of the country.
This edition of the magazine will give you plenty to read over the summer holidays until the next edition which will be printed in March 2022. On that note, I’m very grateful to the Editor Gregg Haythorpe and Deputy Editor Sue Wyeth, for always being really supportive and accepting my stories and photos for publication.
In turn we can support this great publication by purchasing a copy at newsagents or by subscribing to the online copy here. While you’re buying the magazine, look for the new publication by the On The Road team, the RV Touring & Accessories Guide for Summer 21 – 22 which is also available at newsagents and the online store for $14.95.
Happy reading and enjoy planning those journeys.