Port Pirie

I took photos of our trip to Port Pirie and thought I would share some. I admit there was sock knitting on the road but I didn’t think to take a photo of that.  And of course, there were our lovely hosts and their beloved and very smart dogs… and many other friendly folk whose permission to appear here has not been obtained.

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It was overcast when we left home.  The wide open road of so many Australian songs (and so many from the US) is indeed a feature of travelling our rather denuded state.
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When we arrived in Napperby there were trees, and they were gorgeous.  I know, I know.

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Also, unidentified insect life living on some of the trees.

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There was a quandong in full flower.  I have never seen so much flower on a quandong or been so conscious of the scent!

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Dried fruit and seed under the quandong.

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I haven’t seen a case moth in ages, and look at the wonderfully subtle flowers on this shrub.

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Overcast, wonderful early evening light at Napperby.

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…with a eucalypt in all its glory and the Flinders Ranges in the distance…

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Part of the port part of Port Pirie in the early morning gloom.

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And a little more of the view over the water…

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Sunny harvest time wheat fields and the pink salt lake near Lochiel on the way home. (There is a very funny “Lochiel Ness monster” made of half car tyres in this lake, but we didn’t score a good enough picture to share the joke.

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Wind farm in the distance near Lochiel.


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4 responses to “Port Pirie

  1. The quandong photo bougyt back childhood memories. My grandparents had Chinese Chequer set which used coloured quandong seeds for the markers. It was years before I found out what they were.


  2. Susan

    Just great, I am learning so much about your amazing country and I KNOW I haven’t even scratched the surface……..of course I had to look up quandong fruit, very pretty. Thanks.


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