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Old 07-18-2010, 08:16 PM   #158
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Location: Bendigonia, Vic.
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from Wilpena, it was south a little down the main road..





then west onto the Moralana Scenic Road..


we were out of the Flinders now, and the world was opening up again...


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we hit the main north/south road, and jumped straight across it.. we had decided to head across towards Lake Torrens..




unfortunately all the tracks we took, ended at locked farmers gates with 'no access to Lake Torrens' signs...

we finally gave up on the idea of getting to the lake and decided to follow the coal railway south west down towards Port Augusta instead..




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this road was an absolute hoot.. pretty much every cattle grid crossed resulted in the bikes leaving the gound

and of course the sun was getting low, and the clouds were building so the scenery was amazing too..


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given the day was getting on, and we still had a fair hike down to Port Augusta, it was time to get a few miles down..

(so no more stopping to take photos for a while )



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we made Porta-Gutter on dusk, fueled, made phone calls, bought beer and the headed off again, south down Highway One, in the dark, surrounded by wind, rain and road trains...



of the few thousand kms we'd covered in the last week or so, this 50 kms was i think the longest... but we finally got to the turnoff into Mount Remarkable National Park...

it was late, it had been a long day down from Blinman.. luckily, because it was late, we got a discount on the (excessive!!) camping fees, set camp, cooked and drank beer in a wood shed out of the rain and called it a night..



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