Port Augusta to Barossa Valley (19th May, 213 miles)

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Some 40 min northeast of Port Augusta is the railway town of Quorn, home of the historic Pitchi Richi railway. Sadly, the railway was not running on this day so we just visited the railway station and a very very empty town. One ‘highlight’ was a bowling green with tin cats strategically placed to scare of what I wonder?

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We stopped in the one horse town of Laura for lunch at The Little Woodfired Pizza Shop, and sat in the garden enjoying the sunshine. This pizza joint may not be here much longer as the owner’s young son has health issues which mean that the family has to move closer to medical facilities. That is always the downside of living in paradise as it only works when one is healthy.

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Our destination today was the Barossa Valley and a nine-course tasting menu at Hentley Farm Wines. This was an extreme indulgence as each course was paired with a different wine so we had to book a taxi as we definitely could not drive home after this. I do not intend to show photos of every course, but here’s the first and last, and a very content Lawrence.

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