This morning's walk is considerably longer than our usual one, because we want to find a cache which is at some distance near a cemetery. It's not an unpleasant walk, and certainly not as cold as on previous mornings. As usual we also take some time to look around at the cemetery. These small, local cemeteries always tell, in their own way, the history of the area.
Postmaster Potts (#1631)
|The quaint little shop|
Fish Out Of Water (#1632)
Soldiers Memorial (#1633)
|Patricia closing the gate|
|A collection of birds nests|
|The camp kitchen|
|Red flowering gum|
|A different eucalyptus|
|Fairy gardens in the making|
Then we set off for a drive across the peninsula to the west coast. It is a very pleasant drive with beautiful scenery. We arrive shortly after at Yankalilla where we have a cappuccino and lunch, after which we go for a walk and find two more caches:
PICNIC AT DUCK LAKE (#1634)
Twelve Ninety (#1635)
|We like the beautiful autumn colours|
|A leather shop with real (and huge) rabbits at the back. |
(Probably Flemish Giants)
Chase Away Your Sorrows (#1636)
Our morning walk leads us through Mallala and we chase a few caches. The first one is a multi, which needs lots of questions answered and they can be obtained by walking around a war memorial. Well, after a re-calculation it's time to go and find the next one, because we've become rather dizzy! For the next cache we have to search a piece of artillery and find the cache container open on the ground without a logbook. We message the CO and claim the find anyway. Then we walk a distance to find the actual container for the multi cache.
Mallala War Memorial (#1637)
21 Gun Salute (#1638)
As my back is not up to standing for long hours I have really pushed it too far today, so I walk back to the camper where I lie down for a bit of a rest and have a sausage sizzle for lunch, which I had bought at the markets. I also bought a cheap watch, because my regular watch had stopped working. Patricia has gone to do some things on her own.
When I feel up to walking again later in the afternoon I join Patricia again and we visit the rest of the market stalls, an Arts centre and an Art gallery. At the arts centre we talk to local artists while they are doing their painting and admire their work, which is very much up to standard.
On the way back I find a purse lying in the guttering. As the police was present earlier on I go in search for them, but the ambulance people tell me they have left for the day and the nearest police station is at Kadina. What luck, because we are leaving for Kadina where Patricia has already booked a caravan park for the night.
Upon arrival at Kadina I stop at the police station where I hand in the purse. While we are talking about it and while the officer is counting the money they receive a phone call with the question if a purse has been found by any chance! I am happy to hear that the owner has been found and a few days later I receive a phone call from the woman who thanks me for handing it in.
We do a bit more shopping at the local Woolworths and drive to Kadina Caravan Park where we will stay for the next two nights.
Saturday, 20 May, 2017
|A community garden in the middle of town|
Now, while I am writing this blog from my notes I read it again. Really? Worked on my blog??? Damn bad memory. I seem to have updated my blog in Word up till the 22nd of May. Damnation again. And it's not the first time I have done such thing! Anyway, I keep going .....
In the afternoon we go for a quick walk to the town centre again, and look for a cache (Apex Express) that we can’t find. Not unexpected, because there are a lot of people around and this one is well-hidden on a train!