10-10-2010, 03:55 AM
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Adelaide South Australia
Day 3 - Moralana to Artimore
After packing up camp we back tracked on the Moralana Scenic Route and then hit the road again towards Blinman but via the longer dirt loop that passes through Bunyeroo. The road had been pretty badly cut up after recent rains and had hardened to make it rather rough. Soon we came to the Bunyeroo Creek which still had quite a bit of water flowing along the road.
At the intersection of the Brachina Gorge road we found the road coming in from the west was still closed after flood damage but we were heading east so no dramas.
After a pleasant detour in and out to Aroona Hut we were soon back on the new bitumen road to Blinman.
At Blinman we had intended to stock up on some essentials (ie beer, ice and bbq shapes) but found they had no cold cans, or ice or shapes! They did have an excellent steak sandwich and a nice comfy lounge though..
Paul’s ability to breath through his ears comes in handy at times
That leather lounge will never be the same
So our next stop was 15km up the road to Angorichina Village. This place is great, with friendly service provided by Dave and his wife Caroline. We refueled, got water, beer (bloody 30 pack again!), ice, port and even bbq shapes.
Then it was on through Parachilna Gorge which had lots of water and even more tourists camped in every crevice of the creek.
We took the road north from Parachilna Gorge that heads in a loop around to Blinman through Glass Gorge but our plans had us continue on past Moolooloo Station rather than continue the loop. This led us onto the Public Access Route (PAR) that runs through Hannigan Gap and further on past the ruins of Artimore. The track is quite diverse and follows Artimore Creek for a lot of its journey.
On the PAR
Once at the ruins we tracked down to the creek and despite a brown snake rearing up at Russell as we rode past we soon found a good campsite amongst the native pines but not before Paul had trouble ‘parking’ the Sherpa
Dinner was late after the big lunch at Blinman with Fried Rice on the menu
washed down with a port or two!
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