Whoa, that was some serious wind overnight topped off with a little rain but we survived the onslaught. We headed north from Cradock up to Hawker just 16 kms away where we had aa quick look around and a shop before heading up the main drag to turn onto the Barachina Gorge Road. We made our way through the gorge which has obviously seen some very heavy rainfall recently as there were numerous overturned trees and others with flood debris wrapped around their bases. It is a particularly beautiful stretch of scenery. After going through the gorge we travelled up to Blinman which was swamped with so many tourists that there was nowhere to park. We decided to give the cafe a miss and travel back through the Parachilna Gorge back onto the main road at Parachilna.
We had hoped to stay at the the Old Schoolground Camp at Parachilna but it was closed because of the COVID-19 restrictions so we booked into the hotel for lunch tomorrow (COVID restricted numbers again) then headed up to Copley (4 kms north of Leigh Creek) to stay in the Copley Quandong Caravan Park and Cafe. Pretty basic amenities (dirt sites, old washroom facilities but all very clean) but reasonably priced and with very few residents at the time. This park is situated on the traditional lands of the Kuyani people
We had a quiet night preparing for a lunch tomorrow.