Coorong National Park – In search of Storm Boy

Skimming stones on Lake Albert.

Skimming stones on Lake Albert.

Driving in the Coorong.

Driving in the Coorong.

The long scenic road in the Coorong.

The long scenic road in the Coorong.

Inlet in the Coorong.

Inlet in the Coorong.

More Inlet.

More Inlet.

Dried lake bed.

Dried lake bed.

Lake Albert

Lake Albert

I looked up as we drove through the Coorong at three pelicans flying gracefully across the sky and I thought to myself Oh hello Mr Percival, Mr Proud and Mr Ponder. The Coorong today is fairly dry with a lot of the lakes dried up and not many birds to see. However the landscape is distinctly South Australian and there are several huts dotted along the Coorong shore line that makes you think of the characters from the Storm Boy novel. However as we past today there was to be no meeting of Fingerbone Bill or Hideaway Tom.

At Meningie we stopped for lunch as the kids were hungry, we enjoyed skimming stones out on the still waters of Lake Albert, whilst Rosalee prepared opur sandwiches that were assorted chees and tomatoe, or peanut butter and honey.

We wound through Murray Bridge and headed to Mannum where we camped by the Murray river. This was supposed to be afree camp site, but things have obviously cahnged and we had to pay $10 for a permit, a bit steep for toilets and no showers. At least the flies have gone now.

Onto Adelaide tomorrow.

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