Smoky Bay To Hahndorf, SA.

Another 780km would take us to Hahndorf. After stocking up on fresh Oysters in Smoky Bay we hit the road.

Port Augusta: We only stopped for a short break in Port Augusta, trying to get to Port Pirie, that’s right, we drove 540km in one day (Smoky Bay to Port Pirie)… it is often stressful by the time we pull up to a location. The kids are completely done from being strapped in the car seats, we’ve eaten all the snacks, listened to the playschool and wiggles cd’s over and over, encouraged them to use the magic water colouring books we bought and even read a book or two from the front seat which is a balance of being able to read the words and show the kids the pictures #soreneck. The kids were troopers!

Berry/Fogg Family Get Together: Being welcomed by extended family again was such a treat, even more so when your cousin is a chef and his wife runs a restaurant! We shucked the oysters, added a squeeze of lemon and they were enjoyed by most and many for the first time. Casey, the youngest of the clan was a favourite with all.

Hahndorf, SA: A small town in the Adelaide Hills with Australia’s oldest German Settlement. The main street is bursting with restaurants, cafes, little shops, icecream, cheese, chocolate and candy shops, bakeries and pubs, with elm trees lining the boulevard. The weekend was so busy it was hard to drive in and out, but we were privileged to stay walking distance from the main street at a dear friends house. With kids similar ages they had a blast together.

Eating dinner can be dangerous… always wear your helmet.
Thankfully I married the ultimate handyman and he can fix almost anything, anytime, anywhere. This time the 240V heating element for the fridge, it hadn’t been working since we bought it, so we picked up a new one in Port Pirie. There are often things to improve or sort out whilst on the road and given the short time period we gave ourselves to leave this time round we were still preparing as we journeyed.

Beerenberg Farm, Hahndorf, SA – Strawberry picking/eating with the kids! After buying some jam from the farm shop, we discovered it was available from the supermarket, along with piccalilli, beetroot and tomato relish.. so good!

Beebes Big Lap Take 2 With 2

It had been almost 2 years since we returned home from our big lap around Australia when a window of opportunity presented itself to travel, we bought a van with bunks for our now 2 children, packed up and left for the only state we didn’t visit… Tasmania (Tassie!). After falling pregnant with our second child (another beautiful girl, Leah) on our last trip we opted to skip Tassie for a later date.. and now we are here! It felt like it was so much harder to physically pack up and leave the house this time, with 2 children unpacking behind me as I packed and prepared the house for house-sitters. We have not only been blessed with another child but we moved to a 12 acre property with a big garden, chickens and a rooster to look after. So with perfect timing a high-school friends parents returning from Tassie will stay there and love our pets and house for us.

A late start, a catch up, a handover, lunch at the park.. then finally a quick shower and OFF WE GO!!!
First stop, an overnight roadside at Burracoppin Centenary Park Rest Area …
Our Family of 4 and our van.
A picture can tell a thousand words.. or yawns.
Melts my heart..
Sometimes you need a pillow to sleep…
The Great Australian Bite…
So close to the cliff edge.
Amazing colours.
Sun setting over the bite.
mwah
After a long drive, some play in the caravan at the Roadhouse.
smile!
Nullarbor!
Quick stop near Ceduna Quarantine, cooking all our fresh fruit and veg.
Always a playground stop where possible after long drives.

Smoky Bay, SA

On our way home last time we stayed in Streaky Bay, so we thought we would try Smoky Bay. We locked in 3 nights. Got some washing done, relaxed a bit with walks on the beach, bike rides on the jetty, sifting through shells under the little beach shades and some crabbing. We would definitely visit again.

Sunset Smoky Bay
Breakfast time in the van and our ongoing Bunnings to do box.
Leah Smiling…
Blue Steel..
Esther trying to smile like Leah, although she had it down pat when she was Leah’s age.
Dan trying t0 smile like Leah
New eyes of a child.. everything to discover.
Riding her bike on the Jetty.
Dad’s apprentice in everything he does.
Dinner in the bike basket!