Granite country

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011 at 10:02 pm

Today we traversed the top of the Eyre Peninsula from Ceduna to Port Augusta. On the way we learnt that it is known as granite country.

Of course, after a brief detour view the port of Thevenard, while our first destination was granite rocks, this was before ‘proper’ granite county started. The rocks in question being Murphy’s Haystacks which we had skipped on the outward part of the road trip due to poor weather. This time the weather wasn’t the best, but at least it wasn’t wet.

Murphy's Haystacks

Our first stop in granite country was at Pildappa Rock, northeast of Minnipa. This rock has a similar wave structure to Wave Rock in Western Australia, but not quite as pronounced.

The other wave rock, Pildappa Rock

Further along the way we stopped by other rocks, such as Mount Wudinna, and also the Australian Farmer, a large statue carved out of the local granite. We also saw the Big Galah at Kimba before finally arriving in Port Augusta just in time to miss out on interesting light from the sunset.

Tomorrow is the second last day of the trip, we will travel through the southern Flinders Ranges and the Barossa Valley to get to Renmark near the border.

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