Flinders Ranges and the Eyre Peninsula, South Australia

Sheringa beach sand dunes Eyre Peninsula

Kanyaka Station Ruins on Kanyaka Creek In the South Flinders Ranges about 25 kms south west of Hawker in late 1851, Hugh Proby, the well-educated and wealthy young son of an Irish Earl secured land for a cattle run. He was the first to take up and stock Kanyaka station. Proby had arrived in Australia … Continue reading Flinders Ranges and the Eyre Peninsula, South Australia

Motorbike Tour of the Flinders Ranges, South Australia

BMW R1200GS puncture Flinders Ranges

I did this ride solo on my BMW R1200 GS motorbike. I've owned it since new (2008). The bike had its 230,000km routine service just before this ride. The engine is original and has never been overhauled. It performs as it did when new. But a thorough wash and polish no longer brings it up … Continue reading Motorbike Tour of the Flinders Ranges, South Australia

Bush flying in South Australia in the 1970s

Approaching Wedge Island in rain

On 11 June 1978 I was pilot in command of a light aircraft for a routine cross-country flight in South Australia, which turned into an unforgettable flight. I penned an account of this flight many years later, and it was published in an Australian flying magazine. The text of that article is reproduced below under … Continue reading Bush flying in South Australia in the 1970s

Early winter ride to the Flinders Ranges, South Australia

  I also used to enjoy finishing a lengthy trip (weeks or a month or so) in a light aircraft, and putting it back in the hangar or on its tie-downs in a paddock basically exactly where I found it at the start of the trip. In both cases, once it is parked, unpacked and … Continue reading Early winter ride to the Flinders Ranges, South Australia