Day 4: Long Point to 42 Mile Crossing
Coorong National Park
Last night has to be one of my favourite camp spots so far. It was so scenic and tranquil. I didn't see anybody else whilst I was staying here. So it was just me, the pelicans and seagulls.
It did rain a bit though during the night. This morning it had stopped. By the time I had taken some more photos and packed my stuff away, I was riding at 7am. In just over an hour I was at Meningie. It is a small town on the edge of Lake Albert. I stopped here for a little while for breakfast. I had a very nice spot just next to the water to enjoy my pie and shake.
For the next 60km I followed the Princes Hwy to Salt Creek. Traffic was light and I had a good shoulder all the way down. Which made it nice and easy. After about 20km I had an Emu run right across the road, no more than 50 metres from where I was. Thankfully that doesn't happen too often. I stopped at Salt Creek for lunch and tried one of their Coorong Burgers. And it wasn't a bad burger.
|A very yummy burger at Salt Creek|
I then took the loop road, which goes through the Coorong. The road is unpaved and a few places were corrugated. At least it meant I was getting a good massage whilst enjoying the quiet road. After about 12km I rejoined the main road and headed for 42 Mile Crossing. This is where I'd be camping tonight.
|The Loop road|
When I took the turnoff for the campground, the road again was unpaved. This time it was very poorly maintained. Thankfully it only went on for 3km. When I arrived I noticed the sun had come out and it was pretty warm. So I setup camp and relaxed. It is about 1.5km walk over the dunes to the beach. Will have a look later today or tomorrow morning.
Once again the riding today was really scenic and the traffic very well behaved. Tomorrow I'll be leaving the Coorong and head towards Kingston SE and then on to Robe.