Walking (with kangaroos)

Last weekend I went away with my friend Kaye to one of her favourite spots (and now mine too), Dutchman’s Stern Conservation Park in the Flinders Ranges. Kaye and I have been walking and talking together, usually twice a week, for over 20 years now, and this weekend was a little celebration of friendship. Dutchman’s Stern is a mountain named by Matthew Flinders no less (according to the brochure), who saw it from Spencer Gulf in 1800-ish on his way around the country. It is a gorgeous spot, and easy to get to, with two little houses on site to stay in (the old homestead and shearers’ quarters of the sheep station that used to be there before it was bought out to become a conservation park in the 1980’s). A highlight of the weekend was an ascent of the Stern, and the birds, vegetation and the many kangaroos we saw along the way. It was a wonderful break away – very restoring and uplifting. The quiet, the starry skies at night, the trees, the flowers coming into bloom with spring, the kangas and their babies (there were many full pouches), the long views across the plains and the beautiful old hills and mountains. Plus the walking and talking with a dear friend…

 

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10 Responses to Walking (with kangaroos)

  1. Bet says:

    That looks soooo nice and special xx

    Sent from my iPad

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    • Hi Bet,
      Thanks for the message – and the phone call which I haven’t got to replying to as yet. It was a good weekend that is for sure, and such a lovely place. will talk with you v soon.
      xxx

  2. Kathy says:

    Looks great. Two beautiful women xx

  3. romi789 says:

    what a fabulous trip and gorgeous photos x

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