We left the caravan park at sunrise (before packing away the tent and stuff), to make the short drive to Whyalla Conservation Park. We had hopes for the Western Grasswren. We bumped our way in, parked Troopi off the track and began birding. Before we had walked 50 meters, our hopes were answered. A lovely little grasswren perched up in a bush for brief looks and a few quick photos. I got to say a phrase I love to say, “There’s your bird!” Oh, what a feeling. I am grateful. Oh yes.
We went back to the caravan park, packed up and checked out. We decided to head over to Kimba, SA. Its claim to fame is that it is considered officially (they have a sign and all), Halfway Across Australia. I had no idea.
|Internet photo... we did not stop and take a photo. Although we might stop at the Big Galah and take one on the way out this morning.|
|Western Ringneck, or Port Lincoln Parrot|
|Crested Dragon (Bicycle Lizard) cool as...|
Our “Lifer Pie” was supper at the Hotel in Kimba. It was good F and C, but really not better than the little food-truck in Port Germein and cost twice as much. It’s the ambience mate.
It is now 10 February and we are Halfway Across Australia. I am grateful. Stay tuned, there is much more to come.