Wilpena, Flinders Ranges (arrived Tues 22nd March departed Tues 29th March)
The excitement was brewing as we got closer to Wilpena, the music got louder and before long we were all singing and tapping away to Elvis and Neil Diamond at top volume (quite a contrast to the scenery that surrounded us).The boys thought it was hilarious.Now when we hop in the car Max requests "Crunchy Granola Suite" followed by "Never been to Spain", "Goldfinger","Big Bad John"….and the list goes on.Roy is chuffed that his boys now share the same taste in music.Oh no!!!
While we were in the Flinders the nights were cold, mornings chilly and days beautiful sunshine.We were busy seeing as much as we could.
Our excursions included: Sacred Canyon (where Roy fell in the water - much to the boys delight), Akaroo Rock, Brachina Gorge Geological Trail (Roy was in his element explaining all the rock formations etc.We also saw the Yellow Footed Rock Wallabies), Morolana Scenic Route Drive, Wilpena Pound (Hills Homestead and Wangara Lookout), Stokes Lookout (saw some fantastic eagles and plenty of emus...returned for sunset on another day), Blinman (including a visit to the old Copper Mine) and Parachilna for some lunch at the famous Prairie Hotel.Not to mention a dip in the pool, loads of bike riding and plenty of animal viewing.Archie's favourite animal was the Joey and Max liked the Emus (I think it was more the story Roy told of his mum being chased by one…than the actual animal itself).
This morning Roy organised a little outing.We were up around 6.15am.Rugged up in the car heading towards Bunyeroo Lookout for sunrise followed by bacon and eggs.The boys were really excited.While it was a little cold and windy the sunrise was spectacular and we all enjoyed our hot breakfast and really appreciated the effort Roy put in.
Sunset at Stokes Lookout was also spectacular...the colours were amazing. Roy and I enjoyed a glass of wine, while the boys played around climbing over the rocks and pointing out the numerous kangaroos and emus.
We all really enjoyed out time in the Flinders Ranges.