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Saturday 14 March 09 – Swan Reach SA to Naracoorte SA

It had rained during the night and as a result of having to get up to close windows, we were both only sleeping lightly when the alarm sounded at 6.00am.

By 8.00am we were ready to go but we spent several minutes with last minutes farewells to several of our new friends. Today was to be the longest drive undertaken since leaving Sydney. Our first stop was in Murray Bridge at McDonalds for morning tea followed by refuelling and a swap of our gas bottle. Much to our surprise, we ran out of gas on Thursday night and would not have known except for the clicking of the fridge. “He” had been concerned that there may have been a small gas leak from the empty bottle so the opportunity was taken to swap the bottle. Second major stop was for lunch at Tintinara. Shortly after leaving Swan Reach, the wind had risen and our entire trip was spent fighting the wind to keep the motor home safely on the road. We arrived at Naracoorte just before 2.00pm. Overnight was at the local Big4 Caravan park where we intended to indulge in long showers and also to replenish our water supply.

Soon after our arrival, we were back on the road heading to the World Heritage site of the Naracoorte Caves. Unfortunately we arrive after the last guided cave tour but we still had time to visit the fossil centre, a self guided cave and guided tour of the bat cave. The caves are unique and different to any other that we have visited. It was concerning during the guided tour when the guide pointed out marks in the dirt that had been made by a large snake that had fallen in. It was said that the snake would be a king brown.

We had an easy evening meal with chicken that we had purchased locally and we had an early night in bed. For the first time since leaving Sydney, it was cold and the gusts of wind shook the van reminding that the weather had certainly changed from the hot weather we had been use to for the past couple of weeks.

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