Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Where at Wilpena Pound again

Well here we are back at Wilpena Pound, we arrived here pretty late on Monday night (about 1730), so we set up the basics with the van to get us through the night, we managed to get site 27, which was just down a bit from when we were here with the gang in 2011. Site 27 though is huge and you would have not problems putting another van on the site with us, but anyway we settled in for the night and after the long drive we were both exhausted.

We slept in on Tuesday and eventually arose at about 9, and promptly made a decision that it would be a relax day, we had a few tasks that we needed to catch up on including washing, and trying to sort out why the left blinker on the van was not working, this eventually turned out to be a loose connection on the van plug but it took a little while to trouble shoot.

The site is very large.
That evening we decided to have a roast dinner done in the camp oven, Rob said that before putting the roast on she would like to try baking in it, so I did all the prep for the fire and getting it up to temperature and Rob got to mixing the dough. This then went into the cake tin and we had a trivet for the camp oven so in it went, it took a little longer than usual (I did not have the oven hot enough) but when it came out it look sensational. This was meant to be sultana scones, but it came out more like a cake it was light and fluffy, and was great eating. So this is Rob’s “sultana scone cake”.

Preparing the fire for our cooking session. 

 Pine cones add a little bit more heat to brown the top.

 Rob pleased as punch for her first effort.

 Robyn's new creation "Sultana scone cake"

 Later that night!


The roast came out pretty good too but we did not get any photos of it!
Today we woke late again (it’s a hard life), and after breakfast we decided to go back to the gorges we went through last time but in reverse, that is we drove from the Blinman side of the Brachina Gorge through to Parachilna then via the Parachilna Gorge back to Blinman, the tracks through the gorges were a bit rougher than I remember and it looked like they had been graded as there was a great deal of evidence still present of the flash flooding that occurred in the area earlier this year. I was also surprised that there seem to be less water running through the gorges.

Trying to find frogs again.

The goats are still here.

And tonight we relaxed by the campfire before having baked potatoes and steak on the bbq.

Bye for now.

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