STATES and TERRITORIES

Sunday, 28 February 2016

From Robe to Kingston SE: Unexpected Turn Out to Wangolina SA

We left Robe and drove in the direction to Kingston SE. The distance between these towns is really short, less than 50 km, so we hoped to cover this way in half an hour. But the road has made adjustments in the form of a huge truck, that tailgated us. It chased us, and did not keep the distance.

It is necessary to say that here in Australia it is taught everywhere and constantly reminded (even on road signs along the roads) that the distance between the two cars should be kept at least 3 seconds. Certainly, that for heavy trucks this distance must be substantially longer.

This driver did not keep even these three seconds, forcing us to increase the speed of above permitted. It was pure hooliganism, because this truck could easily overtake us on the empty road. We could not even pull over to give him way. Such a maneuver requires braking, however a deceleration at the such distance from a heavy truck would be fatal for us...

Hidden Treasures in South Australian countryside, Wangolina SA
Hidden Treasures in South Australian countryside, Wangolina SA
Fortunately, after a while there was an intersection with the additional lane for the left turn, where we safely got off the road. The truck just swept past as a dark cloud. We have sighed with relief, and, once turned down a side road, we decided to drive on it. The first time we encountered such beastliness on Australian roads.

South Australian countryside, Wangolina SA
South Australian countryside, Wangolina SA
To be honest, we did not find anything particularly interesting, leaving the main road. However  Maria had an excellent opportunity to test her driving skills on the dusty roads of rural Australia, and to get an approving "thumbs up" from a local farmer. At the same time Alex contrived to photograph several beautiful rural landscapes.

Iconic Cape Jaffa Lighthouse in Kingston SE, South Australia
Iconic Cape Jaffa Lighthouse in Kingston SE, South Australia
As a result, we have come to Kingston SE later than have planned and on the other road. But, by and large, what's the difference? We stopped at a favourite green lawn next to the jetty. The children immediately ran to play on their favourite playground, and we settled in the pavilion and began to prepare dinner. We warmed up tasty canned pea and beacon soup on the public electric barbecue, and Maria prepared sandwiches with "Spam". Hungry children ate every last crumb. Then we put a kettle on the same barbecue to heat up under the Maria's guidance, and went to the seafood shop across the street. To our great joy we found there fresh oysters and... ice cream for the children.

Enjoying ice cream in Lions Park, Kingston SE, South Australia
While we were shopping, caring Maria has placed all the food and utensils into the vehicle. We laid down under a bush with our delicacies and a glass of wine while the children sat around with their cups of ice cream. It was just an idyllic picture ...

Our Camping kettle was nearly lost
Just after a few tens of kilometres of driving from Kingston SE Alex remembered about the kettle left to boil on the public barbecue... We discussed the situation and did a very comforting conclusions: the kettle was new, but had an inconvenient construction ... it will give pleasure to those who find it tomorrow ... perhaps it will become their best friend ... we now have a moral right to buy a new kettle ... in general, it is - fate! -  we have concluded with enthusiasm... Just during this part of the dialogue, Maria woke up and said that the kettle was safely loaded into the trunk ... Oops ... and we just wanted to start a new life!

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