To get there in time for the for the even meet up and dining we had to leave home at 7:00 am with an estimated arrival time of 4:00 pm.
On the road as planned at a slower pace than normal due to it just being near sunrise and not wanting to meet one of the local kangaroos that live around here. Just over an hour later we arrived at BP Burra for some breakfast ; nothing like a pie or pasty first thing in the morning.
Burra shopping area taken from the BP where we stopped
Our next stop was at Murray Bridge for fuel and KFC for lunch since it was fairly close to midday.
With both the bike and us fuelled up it was time to make tracks again and head for Meningie for brief rest stop. While there I noticed another club member's bike so I moved mine next to his and took a photo of the two bikes in front of The Big Pelican. Heather and John who came on his own are also in the picture.
Before Kingston there's a few granite rocks on the coast so we stopped there for a picture or two.
Close up of the above image.
Yacht at anchor
A couple paddling their canoes or kayaks
During the evening we had our OzSTOC meet up and meal which went well with 18 people being there. Just a general group shot.
With day one out the way it's now Sunday and on our way back home.
Before leaving robe we had a brief ride around some of the town before aiming for a next refuelling stop at Kingston. Even though we have a bike I still prefer a lower cost for the fuel if we happen to be going past a lower priced site.
It was a slower ride to Kingston because we had fog for most of the distance which for where we live in a rare event.
Our next stop was Salt Creek and unlike the sign on top of the roof was closed.
There's a replica oil rig here. In the 1850s some believed that they had found oil near here but were wrong and it was South Australia's first oil rig.
Our 2004 ST1300A
A photo stop here and one of the better places.
Looking across to an island in the Coorong with the coastal strip of land behind it
This area was also set up with a few concrete tables and seats with the one nearest the road having a roof.
Looking a little more to the North
Time to get on the road again and head for Medindie so we could have some lunch.
While there I took this of one of our best food waste disposal units; more commonly know as a sea gull.
One of our white cockatoos - quite a few of them here in the surrounding gum trees.
A closer picture was also taken of the Big Pelican.
After we left here we had a stop at Murray Bridge for fuel another break at Cambrai.
Cambrai Rest Area
Across the road the local is the primary school complete with it's school bus.
On the foot path beside the school are some statues of a dog, a child and a man
Between here and home we had a brief rest stop at Burra which is about an hour from home.
Taken from the GPS (sat nav) we did 1,142 km or 709 miles total with an actual riding time of 14 hours or a moving average of 81.5 k/h or 50.6 mph.