End-to-End 3 June Long weekend

Wow â stunning views over the plains, Pt Pirie and gulf. The lower Flinders ridge has a lot of ups and downs creating serious walking along the Heysen Trail, to The Bluff and beyond. The low scrub with small soft looking yaccas indicate a lower rainfall, tho we walked on wet or soggy ground for 3 days, with lots of sun and no rain. Morning frost covering everything and we scraped ice off the windscreens for our early starts. Itâs good to see the country greening up, and the farmers were busy out on the tractors as we reached farmland on Monday. Our nos were down due to travelling leaders, a few illnesses and bad backs. The Queens Birthday command performances on Sat night showed what talent is in the group (and lack of it in some members). Royalty attend and mixed with serfs, and all loudly applauded the entertainment (the good and the bad). On Monday a couple ladies tried to take us along the Mawson Trailâ but we didnât have bikes! Mt Remarkable kept getting bigger, with the thought that we will be on top on our next trip north. 2 of us were able to enjoy a Stone Hut quandong pie, with cream (of course) for morning tea on the trail. Yet we missed out on their vanilla slices, just, after 15 mins queuing on Monday. Thanks must go to long time supporters of our Trailwalker mag, Talyala Hills/Smith Farmstay and Taralee Orchard who accommodated the leaders over the past 2 trips. Both great places to stay.