We began our Australian outback adventure on a cold autumn morning. From country Victoria we headed north-west to South Australia.
It was a change we needed after a few months of the daily grind in Sydney or Melbourne.
We drove over 550 kilometres before we arrived at Lake Albert in the town of Meningie just before 4 P.M.
Lake Albert is a fresh water lake in South Australia with inflows coming from the Murray River – Australia’s longest river. The lake is popular among nomads and road trippers due to its idyllic landscape.
Meningie was under a windy spell when we arrived. Lake Albert rippled as if something underneath was struggling to be free. Tall grass around the lake swayed fervently in the wind making whoosh-whoosh sound.
Grass grows tall by the lake
birds hover on the water surface.
After paying a fee for a camp site at Lake Albert Caravan Park, we parked our Land Cruiser 4WD aka The Troopy under a tree where we camped for the evening.
For dinner we went to a shop nearby and bought fish and chips. There’s nothing like a warm and crispy fish and chips on a cold evening.
As the sun slowly set, the sky turned from blue to purple with a tint of orange painted over the horizon. Rolling grey clouds hovering above the lake added drama to the windy evening.
From inside The Troopy, we could hear twigs and leaves making tap-tap sound as they fell onto the roof.
The wind continued blowing well into the night, or at least until we fell asleep.
To be continued.
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