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Loxton to Adelaide

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On our last night we had company, two caravans joined us at our river-side site, one had its AC going all night so it wasn’t as restful for me. In the morning the Pelican did a last sail past.

On the way home we stopped at Karoonda again, it’s the fourth time we’ve passed through and each time we see something different. I think it’s a lovely little town, the locals are friendly and it seems they like happy, little white dogs. The men were laying foundations for swings in the new Playground.

Maybe next time we travel this way we’ll stop overnight so we can see the image projected onto the silo, the images change regularly.

Archibald Park

I’ve never walked to this park before but to reach it I started at the old Blackwood Experimental Orchard.

Orchard Manager’s Office

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The track towards the forest is lined by old fruit trees.

At the eastern end of the forest is a road.

Don’t forget to stop on the way to smell the Roses at the site of the Orchard Manager’s home which was unfortunately destroyed by fire in 2008.

Coromandel Valley Creek Walk

We started our walk opposite the Blackwood Experimental Orchard where Minno Creek passes under a bridge on Main Road.

The track continues on to Blackwood Experimental Orchard and Blackwood Forest across the road.

Most paths are sealed but some sections need extra care.

As well as native plants there are many introduced species.

In 1837 a ship called the “Coromandel” sailed into Port Adelaide, apparently 10 crew members deserted the ship and eventually found their way to this place, naming it, “Coromandel Valley”. Some old structures remain in the area and you can see them as well as some new ones as you walk along the path.