Saturday, 18 April 2015

Day 6

Burra Township, SA

Distance Travelled - 98 km

Made an early rise today but looking outside at 5.15am the sky was very overcast and cloudy meaning very little chance of sunrise photos today. I was hoping to get early morning sun on Burra Homestead (made famous as being the photo for the cover of Midnight Oil's Diesel and Dust album) but no luck so went back to bed. Woke again about half seven to a partly clearing sky. Spent most of the morning walking through town visiting the antique shops who are preparing for a big antique and collectables fair here on May 2nd and 3rd. Wow, if only I had some major spare cash and room in the car for some stuff. I think I could have spent some serious coin here. Had a very interesting chat with one of the owners about Koonalda Station in SA near the WA border and a few other palces we had both been.

Late morning with a cloudy sky showing just the odd patch of blue, I headed the 4km out of town to the homestead known by locals as the Oils House. Took a few snaps and then headed off back towards Spalding to another house I had seen yeaterday on the way through to Burra. Drove the 40 or so kms to find the house but couldn't locate an access road to the house set a fair way back off the road on a hill but still enjoyed the view. Stopped at the homestead on the way back in for another quick photo session and had a late lunch around 3pm followed by a short snooze. Left the pub just after 5 to go back to the homestead for another attempt at photos, not real happy with the first lot. Rain started just after I got there but managed a few snaps before leaving to come back. Nice salt and pepper squid for tea then spent the evening sorting photos and getting ready for another crack at sunrise photos tomorrow.

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