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Day 11 - Wednesday 16 May 2012

Murray Bridge to Port Augusta

Awoke to a cold foggy morning with a temperature of 4.5 degrees. We packed up and headed off at about 9:45 am for the 380 kms trip from Murray Bridge to Port Augusta. We followed the South East Freeway into the outskirts of Adelaide before turning north on the A1. The traffic got heavier as we neared Adelaide and the trucks became more numerous as we headed north with more road trains. The road trains are less of a worry for caravanners as they are speed limited to 90 kph, which is our preferred speed.

We had for a morning coffee at a roadhouse at Lower Light, before stopping for lunch at Snowtown (of bodies in the barrels fame).

Lunch stop at Snowtown

Lunch stop at Snowtown

A wind turbine blade on dispay at Snowtown

A wind turbine blade on dispay at Snowtown

We eventually arrived at the Port Augusta Big 4 Caravan Park at about 3:30 pm and were allocated a roomy drive-through site for two nights. After setting up camp we relaxed with a QLD - it was still 18 degrees at 5:30pm after reaching a maximum of 23 degrees. Sunsets are getting later as we move further north and tonight the sun was going down at about 6:00 pm.

Sunset at Port Augusta

Sunset at Port Augusta

We have another 5th wheeler beside us in the park, who will also be travelling west across the Nullarbor, so we may see them again.

Posted by TwoAces 01:08

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