5/29/08: Was up quite a bit last night with stomach cramps and the associated bowel troubles. Is that the polite way of saying it? Couldn’t make up my mind if I should spend the night in Port Pirie or Port Wakefield, but around 10:00AM, when I was feeling up to snuff, Port Wakefield won out. I needed a change of scenery.
Took the slow lane to Port Wakefield and made a few stops to view the scenery up close. I was planning on making a trip to Uluru (Ehyer’s Rock), in the center of Australia this year, but with the price of petrol decided against it. Now I wish I had as I have 3 days to while away and boredom is setting in.
Checked into the lovely Port Wakefield Caravan Park and got a powered site right on the water…plenty of lovely and raucous water birds to view from my window. As I was feeling better I ate the 6 fresh oysters on the half-shell and they were sweet and very fresh. And I threw together a quick fried rice dish with some Spencer Gulf shrimp and calamari thrown in for good measure. I was a little concerned about my stomach, but it held up just fine. Sat out for a bit to watch the sunset and the beautiful southern hemisphere stars. Even saw a little of the Orion constellation…but he was upside down here in the southern hemisphere again…so that’s where he goes during our summers. He seems to be just a winter constellation in Montana. But Orion could be out in the early hours of morning when I’m not.