Flinders Ranges Day 1

The Eagle atop the General Store and Bakery.
(Click on the image above to see images from Blinman and the Flinders)
After breakfast and a tidy up we headed off exploring the Flinders Ranges. Our first target was Blinman, an old copper mining town. We have passed the turn off a number of times in the past and this was a chance to visit the old town. Blinman would of been 14km from our campsite along the gravel road. Parts of it were a bit corrugated and stony. No doubt the condition of the road would depend on the time of the year and the grading program.
Blinman was very small consisting of an old post office, a pub, a bakery come general store and the old hall. There is also an office for the mine tours which run several times a day. We didn’t go as they are underground and I have had too many past experiences of hitting my head on mine and cave roofs.

From Blinman we headed back to camp via the loop road through Glass Gorge. The road was a lot rougher but the gorge was certainly worth a look. The track took us around 30km before joining the road we were camped on again.

Overall, it was a great trip through some spectacular country.

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