It’s high on my list of things to look for when I’m travelling and don’t be fooled into thinking that street art is only in the big cities. I have found plenty of examples in regional towns around Australia and the painted silos are examples of that on a grand scale. Continue reading
Plush’s Bend is one of the free campsites we’ve stayed at during our current journey exploring a large section of the Murray River in South Australia. You’ll find this camping area only 6 kilometres from the town centre of Renmark, one of the major Riverland towns, around 260 kilometres north of Adelaide.
Travelling through the Mallee region of South Australia will lead you to one of the painted grain silos that is part of the Australian Silo Art Trail. This art on a grand scale can be found in the town of Karoonda, a little over 145 kilometres east of Adelaide.
This caravan, like all of our previous, is second hand having been bought from a caravan yard in South Australia. We are very happy with it and the service we got when we traded in our older van but there is one thing missing when you buy second hand and that is the handover you get where you learn all about the ins and outs of the van. Not that getting all the information at once means you will remember it all if and when something goes wrong. Other caravanning friends and caravan forums are a great source of information when you have tried all theories and are still stumped.
Sometimes it’s just your lucky day. Don’t you love it when you’re in the right place at the right time? For instance when returning books to the local library and they happen to have a stash of books that they are giving away. With an offer like that I couldn’t pass by without having a rummage through the assorted books.
It didn’t take long for a few titles to jump out at me. Instead of fiction books these were all non-fiction and ones that should make for very interesting reading. The titles I was lucky enough to pick up were:
The town of Goolwa on the Fleurieu Peninsula has a wide range of outdoor activities for the whole family to enjoy with the beach and river, walking and bike paths and some really interesting parks and playgrounds. I’ve written before about the Bristow-Smith Reserve Nature Play space which recently was ranked number 4 in the top 10 Adventure and Nature playgrounds in South Australia by Nature Play SA, but there is another smaller and quieter one on the northern side of town which is also worth a look. Continue reading