Sadly it was time for us to leave Arkaba today. But before we did we met up with Abbie for an early morning walk (Greg & Alice had gone on the truck to see the swag camping places). She took it nice and slow (for me) and we walked along a river bed and then back to the home. It took us about 45mins which was quite enough for me (without overdoing things).
We were greeted with nice wet cold cloth when we arrived back and had some time to cool down before breakfast. Unfortunately like most meals – they were running late and it was more like 9.30am before we were served breakfast. I had rice pudding – which was delicious and a change from the muesli. However, I didn’t get any more food, whereas the others had a hot course. I wasn’t too worried but it would have been nice. There was obviously some miscommunication somewhere between me and the chef.
We said our farewells to Greg & Alice who were headed back to Adelaide (they had been great companions to share time with and we really enjoyed their company. They are in the travel industry and very well travelled so we had plenty to discuss). We then went back to our room. Kevin wasn’t feeling too good so he laid down for a bit while I started packing and had a shower & got ready for the day. When Kevin was feeling better we got the car packed up.
Then it was time to make some tea for the road and say goodbye to our guides and host. We had such a wonderful time here and I’m thankful to Kevin’s work that we had the opportunity to stay and enjoy this very special place.
We left just after 11am and got the first drops of rains shortly after. Talk about timing. It was a rather cloudy day but the grey sky looked amazing against the wheat farms.
We made a stop to see one of the blades from the wind turbine ). It is huge !!! And I know they make larger ones than this.
We arrived in the historically listed town of Burra about 2pm.
We stopped “in town” to get some groceries and something for lunch. Kevin got a pie from the bakery and I bought some rolls. Yet another visit to IGA and we all set.
It was only a few minutes drive to our airbnb – Hollyhock Cottage. It is an old miners cottage built in 1860 and beautiful decorated, in keeping with the age of the cottage, yet has all the modern conveniences and comfort. This is definitely not my normal style/taste but it was really nice to experience it for a change – and very fitting when staying in a listed town.
Since it was now almost 3pm I made a salad roll for a rather late lunch.
We settled in for the afternoon since Kevin wasn’t feeling great (still/again) and it had started raining just as we finished unpacking the car. We had the option here of parking in the street in front of the cottage or around the back undercover – we chose around the back and Kevin was able to charge the Tesla. I also did a load of washing since there was a machine in the back shed.
Later I enjoyed a treat I had picked up at the bakery – though the icing was a bit too sweet so I left that part.
Tonights dinner was “chicken” green Thai curry, which we both really enjoyed.
And surprisingly we could even see a bit of the sunset from outside the cottage.