Heysen Trail II - Day 46 - Hawker Rest Day

...and on his 45th day, Carl rested. 😀 It has been a very slow and relaxing day today as, for once, I had little to do on my rest day. No grocery chores as Team Greenstreet had mailed up my food to me here in Hawker for my last week of walking as the local grocery stocks are a bit too skinny for my liking. I did book my campsite online for my last night at Aroona Ruins. Yeh site is adjacent to Aroona Creek which hopefully won’t be a problem given the wet weather currently forecast. Most campsites are along the creek and I chose one that said there was a ten-metre drop to the creek which should provide an ample buffer if the creek starts flowing. I also booked a room in Quorn for Lisa and I on our return drive home after I’m picked up at the Parachilna trailhead. Other than those errands, I’ve been completely slack today. I had a leisurely and tasty brekkie, walked around town multiple times, ste lunch, caught up on news and even took a nap! I’ve just about finished the pulp fiction thriller I picked up from the RFDS fund raiser used book sale. I’ll leave it behind to be hopefully sold again. Best of all, the publican Sean, helped arrange a lift for me tomorrow morning to the trailhead located eight kms north of town. Hugely appreciated as I’ll have nearly a 30 km walk from the trailhead alone. Sean isn’t around tomorrow to take me himself but he was able to get one of his staff, Julie, to do it - I’ve offered to pay for the lift to sweeten the deal and to thank her for her time. So I’m planning a reasonably early night tonight . Tomorrow I start my last leg, only five days, of Flinders Ranges walking. Nearly finished! Carl / Pilgrim

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...and on his 45th day, Carl rested. 😀 It has been a very slow and relaxing day today as, for once, I had little to do on my rest day. No grocery chores as Team Greenstreet had mailed up my food to me here in Hawker for my last week of walking as the local grocery stocks are a bit too skinny for my liking. I did book my campsite online for my last night at Aroona Ruins. Yeh site is adjacent to Aroona Creek which hopefully won’t be a problem given the wet weather currently forecast. Most campsites are along the creek and I chose one that said there was a ten-metre drop to the creek which should provide an ample buffer if the creek starts flowing. I also booked a room in Quorn for Lisa and I on our return drive home after I’m picked up at the Parachilna trailhead. Other than those errands, I’ve been completely slack today. I had a leisurely and tasty brekkie, walked around town multiple times, ste lunch, caught up on news and even took a nap! I’ve just about finished the pulp fiction thriller I picked up from the RFDS fund raiser used book sale. I’ll leave it behind to be hopefully sold again. Best of all, the publican Sean, helped arrange a lift for me tomorrow morning to the trailhead located eight kms north of town. Hugely appreciated as I’ll have nearly a 30 km walk from the trailhead alone. Sean isn’t around tomorrow to take me himself but he was able to get one of his staff, Julie, to do it - I’ve offered to pay for the lift to sweeten the deal and to thank her for her time. So I’m planning a reasonably early night tonight . Tomorrow I start my last leg, only five days, of Flinders Ranges walking. Nearly finished! Carl / Pilgrim
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