Our visit to South Australia was only a taster of what this state had to offer and in our few days there we understood that we need to return and explore so much more of it. Till now I have spoken about the Barossa Valley and the beautiful rolling hills with vineyards changing colour in the autumn sun.
This is another side to the state, the huge expanses of wheat fields and pastures. The pictures tell it beautifully. The road sign is a subconscious pull - you have to go down this route.
The state boasts the longest river in Australia, some 2,508 kms, the third most navigable in the world and they say it is about 60 million years old. Some of the cliffs and rock faces give some evidence of this. It is glorious in its expanse and its path. We crossed the ferry to get to a place called Swan Reach where we met an English woman who had emigrated in 88. Her husband had died and she now ran a bric a brac shop in the high street with some coffee and cakes for the passing travellers who were waiting for the ferry. This is the sign in her shop and this was a townlet where there were undoubtedly more birds, corellas to be precise, then people. The noise was deafening and I asked her how they slept but I guess its all part of the what you are used to and how you choose to live.