Day 458. 117km. Farina – Creek near Parachilna

Posted: September 21, 2016 in Australia, Cycling
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The hills have started. On the horizon on both sides of the road are the last ridges of the Flinders Ranges. Emus are everywhere, the odd kangaroo, and the eagles are soaring on high. Fields with sheep and cattle – endless grass where normally there is just red dust. We are slowly leaving the remoteness of the Australian Outback.

Road to Parachilna

Road to Parachilna

We passed the last of the cyclists on the Race to the Rock – two New Zealanders that were taking it easy. They were hesitating on continuing – rain is coming and they don’t know about the dirt roads. Give it a go! It is a beautiful track, and if it rains, you just have to wait a few days.

Cyclists on the Race to the Rock

Cyclists on the Race to the Rock

The day started in Farina with a group of emus checking out our camping spot. They circled our tents while making a deep thudding sound – their call.



Farina is a town of ruins. One of these buildings must have been where my great grandmother was born. Many many years ago. Back then when Farina was a happening place.



We are camping in a small river just before the turnoff into the Flinder Ranges. More dirt roads tomorrow.

  1. Judith says:

    What a pity you don’t know the house your grandmother was born in. But it must be really nice to pass by places that have a special meaning to your family. You must be getting really close now… I’m curious what your next plans are!

  2. Eliza Waters says:

    What a place – it goes on and on. It must have interesting to imagine your kin in Farina in its heyday.

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