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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.

Loxton -Day 4

We decided to take a trip to Berri where I lived for three years, it’s developed so much over the last 50 years there was nothing I recognized. A bridge has replaced the ferry, the hotel has been modernised and houseboats can now be moored near the town, there’s even a shopping centre with Aldi!

After exploring Berri we drove back towards Loxton stopping at Lock 4, Bookpurnong. You an find information on the reason for the locks, their construction etc here.

Back in Loxton we enjoyed a short walk from the wharf along the riverside. Nearby is the Pioneer Village but we didn’t go inside.

That walk was only a teaser so we headed towards the Caravan Park stopping at the Boat Ramp from where we walked along the Nature Trail and through the Arboretum before looping back to the car. Large diameter hoses lined most of the trails but they seemed to be no longer functional, maybe that’s why there was so little water in some parts.

Torrens Linear Park – Section 2

Only a serious walker would do the 30 kms of Linear Park in one go so I’m dividing it up, Section 1 was “The Breakout” and this next section starts where that finished.

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There are a variety of tracks along the northern side of the river.

I grew up in this area but it looks very different since remediation work has been carried out.

There are plenty of places to simply stop and savour the environment.

Native trees have replaced the Willows which are invasive and their roots erode riverbanks.

The bridge at Findon Rd was our turning point.

On the southern side of the river the path is closer to houses and it’s clear that there has been considerable redevelopment over the last 35 years.

For more information on Fulham Park Stud check here.

Being a walk beside water there have to be birds.

We crossed the river using the big stones rather than trying to negotiate the trucks on the bridge then took the path with the mosaics back to the car.