Thanks for all your kind and funny comments regarding my Hollingday..... sad to say this is the final Pawt..... and it's a little long (to avoid another Pawt!! BOL!) Enjoy!
Here I am leading my dad dad up to "Twidale Top" a little hill where you will get more great views of our Station.
The view looking back onto the Wilpena Pound Ranges.
Now here we are...... remember that "mountain" which almost claimed my ma the other day.... you know, the one where we almost had to call for "chopper rescue"??..... well - here it is.... it's the HUGE one in the middle of the picture.... the peak of it is level with dad dad's left ear....
(Mum would like to add that when we was yakking with other fit young walkers at the Base Camp - they didn't want to climb it so they walked around it instead.... and they said we were very impressive to tackle it in the heat and all. Mum was feeling like giving herself an internal High Five listening to them.....BOL!
This is the only picture we got of the wild goats that roam on the station.... they were just about to skidaddle away from us.
Another day we jumped in to the car and headed north. We had to slow down when we saw this horsey on the side of the road.
We drove up this really steep dirt road to the "Stokes Hill Lookout" and this is taken from there.
The other direction.
There was this sculpture showing the Wilpena Pound Ranges (which you can see in the distance) and mum put yellow stars on the sculpture so you can see where our Base Camp and station is in relation the the Pound.
Here is a little short video of me at Stokes Hill - mum says sorry about choosing the most boring vista to put in the background....but I rushed towards her when I saw the camera and then stood at her feet.... thereby quashing the footage of me.
Mum like this restored cottage which you can hire in Blinman ..... but I gotta say - there is not much in Blinman, it's pretty tiny!
Back in the car, we took some scenic dirt roads and had to be careful to not disturb the sheeps that wanted to cross in front of us.
We stretched our legs and checked out the restored cueing yards on the Moralana Scenic Drive.
I'm checking for bush kibble while tryin' to avoid the burs!
We walked around a little.....
But this local did not want to stay and play......
And seeing as you liked mum's last creative shot...... here she is at it again when she found a gum tree with a hole in it!
Time to get back in the car and return to Base Camp for a cool bowl of water!! And maybe a snack!
Whew - another day in the Outback..... and the caravan floor is nice and cool to lie on and take a little nap.
The next day was forecast to be 41 degrees (105.8F) so my peeps decided we would go home a day early and be in an air-conditioned car instead of the van. Here I am helping dad dad pack up our Base Camp in preparation for sayin' "See-YA!" to the Flinders.
Later that day......
Whaddayamean mum?????? Outback dust and dirt????! WHERE!!??
The picture of MISERY.
This baff is totally unnecessary ma!!!
What dirt??? What Outback dust?? That did not come out of MY FURS...... I think it was already in the tub!!
Apart from the fact that my mum made me have a baff the moment we got home..... it was a great Hollingday.... a little heavy on the dirt, heat and grass burs though to be honest. It was good to do and great to see "the Outback", but it confirmed to us all we prefer the beachside Hollingdays..... so stay tuned - my peeps are already talking about the next one!