Perfectly Planned Park: time out in Eudunda


What a marvellous and unexpected discovery: a park with BBQ facilities, many tables (each located away from others, so families can share this space without feeling cramped by others), toilets, a war memorial, and – best of all – a “scrub walk” for the kids, with fun and informative tiles, activities, and things to find. I was utterly impressed by this community effort, which local groups and school had been involved with. Well done, Eudunda!

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Out and About: Eudunda, South Australia


I’ve been passing through Eudunda occasionally for decades, on my way to somewhere else. Recently, while on my way to somewhere else, I stopped and spent a delighted hour wandering around the once-bustling town.

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Tree on a Hill: high above Robertstown


If you take the Saddleworth road from Eudunda, SA (north of the Barossa Valley), then turn off towards Hampden, the road takes you along the ridgeline overlooking the plains towns of Point Pass and Robertstown; it’s quite breathtaking.

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A Beloved View: when revisiting a memory turns out right


If you drive into Robertstown (in mid north SA) from the Worlds End Highway, you can see this gravel track winding up the slope of the distant range; to me, that’s a compelling sign! The discovery of such a place can stay in the memory – in my case, for perhaps some fifteen or more years.

Recently I took the opportunity to rediscover this view over Robertstown and the broad plain on which it suits – much beloved in my memory – and set about finding it all over again. While sometimes it’s better to not go back, on this occasion it was perfect.

As I got out of the car to take this shot, a beautiful, tiny, tan Australian Kestrel soared nearby.