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Day 3 – Quorn to Farina
Last night was nowhere near as cold as the previous one and wearing Beanies to bed and two pairs of socks helped keep us warm.
On our way north we stopped in Hawker for a snack and I tried something new, the only GF option for me was a Fig and Almond Slice. It was delicious.
It was a surprise to see that The Prairie Hotel was closed for renovations which meant nothing was open. When we’ve come before it’s always been very busy selling Camel pies, Buffalo steaks etc.
The colours of the landscape are an artists dream with swathes of the different colours sweeping across parallel with the contrasting dark range.
Beyond Leigh Creek there was a lot of work being done on what appeared to be an access road alongside the main road. There were hundreds of blue pipe sections some in stacks and some lined up on the ground. When we stopped at the Ochre Pits beyond Lyndhurst, Fergus introduced us to a Telstra worker who told us the pipes were going to bring water from the old mine dam at Leigh Creek to Lyndhurst. The Servo at Lyndhurst is being run remotely from Hawker, travellers can use a credit card to access the pumps and serve themselves nothing else is available there. It’s another place which was very busy last time we passed through and was even selling hot GF chips and GF bread.
After the Ochre Pits we drove on the now sealed road to Farina where we’re camped for the night. The place is busy with volunteers working on restoring parts of the derelict town.