Safety on the road is the most important part of caravan holidays, we all want to arrive safe and sound at our destinations. All safety aspects need to be considered before taking off towing a 3 ton house behind you including anti sway, ride levelers and braking controls. We have a complete service done on the caravan before planning a long journey but in between as with any vehicle, it pays to keep an eye on the tyres and general wear and tear.
A handy bit of equipment to have when you go caravan and camping where fishing is involved, is a fish smoker. The one we have is a Wanderer brand, stainless steel two burner smoker and is very easy to operate. A fish smoker is a great way to cook fish without having to fillet them, simply scale, gut, clean and leave whole.
I’m a little late with acknowledging, but this past week has been National Reconciliation Week, the theme for 2020 being – In this together. The theme was announced last year and little did we know how much that phrase would be used this year for a completely different reason.
Even though the actual week has now passed, it’s never too late to continue learning about indigenous culture whenever opportunities arise. The way forward for me is in education because I believe ignorance is the biggest barrier to understanding so I am happy and open to continuing to learn by reading more about a culture we didn’t hear enough about when I was a student.
We’ve recently made an upgrade to the caravan with the addition of a diesel heater. One thing that has prevented us from doing free camping over winter in the past has been the lack of heating in the van. As much as we love a good campfire, the caravan can be way too cold for comfort when you turn in, so we bought a diesel heater through Aussie Outback Stores, a camping, 4×4 and accessories supplier online.
Take yourself on a history tour when you spend a few days in Riverton, just don’t forget to bring your walking shoes to take a walk back in time in this well preserved town. From the caravan park you can walk through the Pioneer Garden which was once the general cemetery. Eighteen of the original headstones have been preserved at the rear of the garden including those of early settlers, men, women and children. As you walk through, there are paths to take into different sections of the garden and leading to a bench seat and rose garden commemorating the spirit of rural women and the Women in Agriculture and Business. This organisation (WAB) was established in Riverton in 1917 and still exists today making it the oldest women’s rural group in Australia. They began with the purpose of supporting, educating and developing leadership skills of women working in isolated rural areas on family farms and in primary industries throughout the state.
The mid north region of South Australia is a destination many travellers head to with the Clare Valley wine region and the historic mining town settlement of Burra being popular places to visit. If you’re looking for a less populated place to stay when visiting the region, then the town of Riverton could be just what you’re after. Riverton’s Caravan Park is small but very popular with those in the know and people who have stayed there before appreciating all it has to offer. It’s a popular park for clubs and groups to book because of it’s one stop facilities and convenience.