Friday, July 14, 2017

First Part of Our Trip to South Australia.

 We're home again after a great trip across the Simpson Desert and we managed to fit in a lot of sights and experiences in less than two weeks. We found a painter was working on painting portraits of local farmers on small town wheat silos. They have been very popular and increased the number of tourists to these small outback towns.
 We stayed the first night at Pink Lakes which is in the Sunset National Park in the northwest part of Victoria. Then we moved on to Farina where we enjoyed seeing all the old buildings, some of which are being restored.

 The bakery of Farina is manned by volunteers for 8 weeks of the year and the money raised goes towards restoring the town buildings. They restored the bakery and use that to make bread, pies, pasties and cakes.

I love the old stone buildings in South Australia, which feature the lovely golden local stone.
 We had a great trip but it's always good to be home again. Now I'll be busy catching up with the washing etc. More to share tomorrow.
Hugs, Jan Mac


Linda said...

Lovely photos. Pleased to hear you are home safely.

margaret said...

looks like an interesting trip you had admiring the painted so talented