Our first day of roadtripping, 31st March, saw us stop at a small coastal town called Kingston.
It’s south east of Adelaide by about 240 kilometres. Known for fishing, winemaking and sheep. As you enter the little town the first thing you see is a giant lobster. The locals call him Larry.
Sunblinded, I was attempting to take a photo of him when I snapped this horrid accidental selfie. I don’t even know why I am subjecting you to this photo…Larry is much nicer to look at.
That’s Larry on the right next to the tray of crayfish. As it was cray season, we called in to the local fisheries outlet to grab half a crayfish and some king prawns to share with Shalini for dinner.
Our next port of call another 150km further down the road was for TRH (The Retired Husband) to take a pitstop in Millicent. The town lies in the heart of South Australia’s timber country. As it turned out, the pitstop was right next to the local tourist information centre.
The toilet block had these cute painted walls for the MEN only. I was momentarily tempted to complain about discrimination.
Millicent is home to South Australia’s largest wind turbine farm. That long white thing in the photo is one half of a wind trubine blade. It’s HUGE.
The town is also home to Australia’s paper mill, Kimberly Clark. They manufacture loo paper and tissues. The other interesting thing I have just discovered is that it is home to the only seaweed harvesting and processing plant in South Australia.
Greg Hann, a local craftsman, has made some incredible sculptures out of old chains, nuts and bolts and other stuff. The kangaroo in the photo stands five foot high. The frilly necked lizard ( shown as the Feature Image for this post) would have to be two and half metres long. And the echidna (spiny ant eater) made from old shearing blades, is very cute.
The painting is one of four that line the outside wall of the centre.
It was an interesting pitstop so I didn’t lodge a discrimination complaint.
© Raili Tanska
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