Outback Travels II

After leaving Ceduna we headed as far as we could handle and that handle was only as far as Iron Knob, which to be fair is a pretty strong handle. This town is almost a ghost town and it was here that the first Iron Ore was discovered in Australia. The mine closed down in the late 90’s, but due to the number of tonnes of iron ore contracted they are starting the mine up again. This is all good for the locals who have held on to their property’s.

The next day we headed into Port Augusta got some groceries hung around the library and then headed as far as we could which was as far as Yenta. Here we camped in town right next to the railway line and there was only two trains that night, one which hooked up to the 20 or so wagons parked right next to us!

Bring on NSW.

Hit the border of NSW. Yeah!

Hit the border of NSW. Yeah!

Peterborough- nice town.

Peterborough- nice town.

Iron Knob- what a name!

Iron Knob- what a name!

Iron Knob free camp.

Iron Knob free camp.

Getting closer to Port Augusta- Notice the wheat silos.

Getting closer to Port Augusta- Notice the wheat silos.

Hills outside of Port Augusta.

Hills outside of Port Augusta.

The welcome sign at Peterborough.

The welcome sign at Peterborough.

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