Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Port Pirie………………………………Day 210

21 Oct 2014

19 days left of answering quiz questions at happy hour.

Yesterday we had a nice look around victor Harbour and its surrounds. After checking out the view from The Bluff, a lookout giving fantastic views of the area, I was dropped off at the causeway to enjoy a ride in the horse drawn carriage that goes from the mainland to Granite Island.


The tramway links the visitor information centre in downtown Victor Harbour with the nearby Granite Island, running for half of its route over a 630 metre wooden viaduct or pier, locally described as a causeway. It is one of the very few horse-drawn tram routes remaining in public transit service anywhere in the world, and provides service every day throughout the year. There are four tramcars, each hauled by one of 8 Clydesdale horses.


Then we went to 15 kms to Goolwa, over the Hindmarsh Bridge onto Hindmarsh Island. It is from here that you can see the official mouth of the Murray River.


On the way home as we came into Port Elliot we saw this futuristic home.


Today, Tuesday, we drove from Victor Harbour to Port Pirie to spend the night at the Rangeview Caravan Park which is on the turn off from the A1 to Port Pirie. We spent 3 days here on April 1 while we got some repairs done to the caravan. Like that day some months ago, the temperature outside was 44 Celsius today although it had dropped to 38 Celsius by the time we were camping up. April 1 was the same temperature.

Tonight’s sunset was worth a look.


Tomorrow we are staying at Whyalla for a few days. We have an ocean front view booked.

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