Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Picnic in Pt Wakefield

On Monday we decided to visit my niece Karen.

Those of you from South Australia might know Pt Wakefield. It's a petrol station mecca and it's the last stop before Adelaide. I've been through it so many times - but I never realised there was more to it - just a long strip of petrol stations with lots of trucks and cars. Karen moved there quite recently and she is still finding her feet there but she mentioned a few times that she had found a happy spot so we decided to have a picnic lunch there.

One of the best things about Pt Wakefield is the bakery - yummo! We got pies and pasties and juice and sat down in this beautiful little oasis.

It's hard to explain, but the drive up was very dry and dusty and Pt Wakefield itself is very dry and dusty and barren so to find this little water inlet and to sit in the shade of some trees was just like finding a piece of paradise.

After lunch the troops had a bit of a walk and then it was back to Karen's for a coffee and a chat before making our way back home again.
You know it's been said many times before, but the simple things in life are often the best!
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Sandra said...

Those little towns are so Australian- although I've never been to SA's small towns, I've been to ones in QLD, NSW, VIC, WA and TAS that are exactly like that! Barren, dry, full of trucks and with secret spots of pleasure. :-)

Mary said...

what a great little spot for a picnic! I'm glad the weather here is getting nicer. Ready for lots of sun again.

corry said...

What a lovely spot. You are so right..simple things are the best!

Anonymous said...

what a lovely day.

Rest is not idleness said...

I've been to Pt Wakefield and thought it was just a strip with servos, but that is a lovely little spot, must look for it next time we pass through.

Leanne said...

You can imagine how many millions of times I have driven through Port Wakefield and it was only a couple of years ago Tony & I did the same thing, we drive off the main road for a look. How were the mozzies?

Jacoline (Lien) said...

Looks like a great spot for a picknick.

karenjane said...

yes we got some rain here too which was so nice, yesterday was one of those drizzly days that just smell so good:) congrats on finishing your pinwheel quilt!!!! fantastic! it looked so incredibly good un finished and i know quilts always look 100% better once the binding is on. i so enjoyed you guys all coming to visit me! i must come to your place again, weve just gotta get a big(er then we expected it!) bill out of the way and then ill come over again.

Anonymous said...

What a relaxing looking place!

Leanne said...

Oh they are aren't they....it does look like a quite peaceful spot!