Day 43 – 15 April 2015
Seppeltsfield Winery was the attraction for today.
Steve was also excited, as this is where his Great Grandmother was born and where the family built the Seppelts Vineyard. So wine tasting a tours was the order of the day with Steve also discovering a little more about his family history. I was lucky enough to meet the guys in the cooperage and did some photography with them.
My favourite point is where Andrew fires the barrels and the workshop is coloured by the intense red flames.
Day 44 – 16 April 2015
Rest Day in Greenock. Today we found many Krugers buried in the Greenock Cemeteries. We are not sure if they are related, but it cirtainly gives us more names to research.
Day 45 – 17 April 2015
Rest Day spent in Tanunda, Nuriootpa and Greenock. Today we visited local cemeteries, churches and libraries in search of more information about Steve’s family history. The 2 highlights of the day were meeting 2 relatives Joylene and Malcolm who were able to add some more details to the existing information was had on the Seppelts family line. The second highlight was a book we purchased titled “Greenock and District 1846 – 1986” which has been an invaluable source of information about the Kruger family line.
Day 46 – 18 April 2015
The cold and rain have set in, so we have decided to sit put for a few days until the weather clears. Other travelers tell me that this is the start of the season change and there will be few warm days now until spring.
Had time to do another in the series “Sometimes you just gotta ignore the GPS” which finds us and Amesz on the edge of Lake Alexandrina.
Day 47 – 19 April 2015
Left Greenock today and headed north towards Port Augusta. Our route today took us through Burra, Jamestown, Melrose and Hancock Lookout. Whilst on Jamestown we found the grave of Steve’s Grand Uncle. Steve came through this route 7 years ago after I fell off a cliff and had to fly home. Many of the shops and attractions he saw now are closed or do not exist.
The Monster Pit at Burra is a great site to see.
Also whilst in the Burra area we had to stop to photograph the stone house featured on the Midnight Oil album Diesel and Dust.
Camp for the night was at Hancock Lookout. From the lookout you can see across the Spencer Gulf to the Eyre Peninsular. It was a beautiful sunset, but a cold and very windy night.