Leaving the Flinders ranges behind us we head back out through Hawker and a lookout also called Castle rock (haven’t we been here before). This is much smaller than the one in the Porongurups. We also investigate an old bush cemetry and ruined buildings from some abandoned pioneer settlements.
We console ourselves with a local ice cream made in the neighbouring town of Laura yummy.
That is how close it got at one point ! If it hadn’t been for the battle of midway destroying the Japanese supply chain they probably would have invaded and the tactical decision at the time was that the north was undefendable with the population they had and a tactical scorched earth style retreat was all they could do.
Next up – Gawler, wine tours and helicopters woohoo !.