Monthly Archives: June 2015

Quirky Stop in South Australia

In the town of Spalding just north of the Clare Valley wine region there in the Barbed Wire Hotel (http://www.barbedwirepubspalding.com.au/) I had fled south from the Flinders Ranges as the temperature had hit 38 degree Celsius at Hawker by noon. … Continue reading

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At the Flinders Ranges – North to Blinman

I was stiff and sore after the St Mary’s Peak walk and decided to high tail it the 80 ks north to Blinman and find a room at the Blinman hotel (http://www.blinmanhotel.com/). Blinman is the end of the bitumen and … Continue reading

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Flinders Ranges – Wilpena Pound and St Mary’s Peak

Wilpena Pound (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilpena_Pound) is at the heart of the Flinders Ranges and an historic and spiritual place for both the indigenous Australians and the European settlers. At Wilpena Pound I undertook the challenge of the St Mary’s Peak walk (http://www.southaustraliantrails.com/trails.asp?id=14203) … Continue reading

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At the Flinders Ranges – Impressions 1

Riding up Horrocks Pass was storming through the doorway of the Flinders Ranges its vastness opening up more and more as I rode through Quorn  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quorn,_South_Australia) and on to Hawker. Hawker ( http://www.hawkersa.info/) is the place to fuel up and … Continue reading

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