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Day 2 - Out and About

Cleve - Port Neill - Arno Bay and everything in between.


My photos certainly don’t do justice to the multitude of colours that surrounded our exploring today. On either side of the roadside there are one of three views - saltbush with lots of sheep (I didn’t know there was such a thing as saltbush lamb), or red dirt and bush, or paddocks in vivid shades of green and yellow, with crops of wheat and canola as far as the eye can see. The sheer expanse is something to behold.


It’s these paddocks of crops which enchant me, it’s the middle of winter and with some rain they look so lush and vibrant. Spring has come early here and there’s gazanias lining the roadside and covering the sand dunes, and in amongst the gazanias the pig face is showing it’s vibrant magenta face to the sun. As someone who loves vibrant colour and flowers this is just a treat I hadn’t expected.

And then of course Pete found this dead windmill on the side of the road, and anyone that has known him for awhile will know he’s talked about having a windmill in the front yard for forever. If it’s not a tractor then it’s a windmill, perhaps he should have been a farmer and not a mechanic.


So we’re going back tomorrow to see if they’ll sell it to him. Sigh...

We also popped into the jade showroom in Cowell, and I spent time exploring the many beautiful pieces of jade jewellery. And believe me when I say that no person can ever have too many crystals or ‘rocks’ as my husband refers to my crystal obsession. So yes I have a new jade bracelet (after all we may be buying a windmill)


“Jade is most valued for its metaphysical properties. It is the ultimate ‘dream stone’ revered in ancient cultures, as well as today, to access the spiritual world, gain insight into ritualistic knowledge, encourage creativity and dream solve”

So here’s to more dreaming and exploring, tomorrow we leave Cowell and we will head towards Port Lincoln.


Keep smiling, Fi 🌻




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