Location: ///vaguer.melons.spuds Weather: humid & stormy. 30C. Mood: funky.
Today we drove the short distance from Hanhdorf to the beachside town of Moana located around 36 km south of Adelaide.
I say, it would have been a short distance, as the crow flies, or as the GPS recommends…..but instead we managed to navigate a convoluted, non-logical path of backroads and sketchy alternate routes, well, because we are smarter than machines right?
So, there we were driving our 60-minute scenic route. Which became slightly less than scenic as a storm gathered its energies and began to rain us with dead branches and debris from the thick overhanging canopy of redgums.
This, instead of the 34-minute direct route on a wide open highway that the GPS taunted us with.
Because we are smarter.
To be fair, it was a very pretty drive. We stopped at Meadows for a break and had a lively conversation with a ‘new’ local couple that had recently moved from Wagga. One of them was an enrolled nurse…so you know how that conversation went.
Mona looks like it is a magnet for retiree and holiday houses. It has a long curving beach and nifty café that makes a pretty delicious chickpea curry methinks.
The main beach at Moana is one of the few beaches in South Australia where two-wheel drive passenger vehicles are permitted to drive out onto the beach.
I hear you. Wouldn’t it be great to drive Ripley out onto the beach at low tide and have a bohemian beach lunch with a primo sea view? Wouldn’t you love to see some Instagramable photos of that?
What could possibly go wrong?