Trip Odometer: 8262km
Daily total: 542km
We departed Port Augusta back over Horrocks pass and onto Wilmington. It started of nice and sunny, but once over the Flinders Range the sun dissappeared and the temp drop to around 7 degrees and stayed there just about all day.
The first stop was Jamestown for a quick top up of the fuel tanks and to try and warm up a bit.
Departing Jamestown, we then headed to Clare for a morning tea supplied by Woolies. Woolies is a sponsor of the Black Dog Ride, although I am unsure of the extent of their involvement with the ride.
Off to Robertstown for lunch. $10 bbq. Nice little pub in a interesting little town. So many of these small towns in South Australia have a lot of history, but its near on impossible to get a full understanding of it all. There are so many old buildings that I am sure have plenty of stories to tell. We also did a quick refuel at Robertstown before heading off.
With a quick fuel stop at Truro, we had an awesome ride through some fantastic Adelaide wine country into Goolwa. The campers headed off to the unpowered sites up the back, where we quickly discovered an unused camp kitchen that was cleary there for peak season overflow. A couple of us rolled out the swags in the unused space, and we all parked our bikes undercover. It was nice to wake up with a fully dry tent.
Off to Goolwa RSL for dinner provided by the Lions. Goolwa RSL is struggling with members, but is a trove of memorabilia. Once could spend quite a few hours in here looking at everything on the walls.
Goolwa lions presented the Black Dog Ride with a cheque for $1000, and the RSL also kicked in a couple of hundred dollars.
I am not even going to pretend to know where went today. I knew a few of the places in the Adelaide Hills, but that’s about it. It was mostly all new country for me.