Wednesday, February 27, 2008

ABC Wednesdays - F for Flinders

The Flinders Ranges start several hundred kilometres north of Adelaide and are one of the top tourist destinations in our state. Nowadays they are easily accessible in a standard vehicle as there are bitumen roads to the main towns. For the more adventurous there are still many offroad tracks to explore; in 4 wheel drives and on foot.

In 2002 when I took this photo I was on a cycling tour in the northern Flinders Ranges with a local Adelaide based cycling group.; another great way to explore the beautiful countryside.

The Flinders Ranges were named after the English explorer who mapped our coastline in 1802. His favourable reports lead to the establishment of the new colony of South Australia.

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25 comments:

Steffe said...

That sounds like a holiday, a bike ride through Flinders.

alicesg said...

Looked like you have fun. Nice photo of outdoor.

Hyde DP said...

When I saw the name Flinders I immediately recalled the nursery rhyme

little Polly Flinders
sits among the cinders

can't remember the rest of it

perhaps she was related to the explorer!

Anne-Berit said...
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Anne-Berit said...

Very nice photo,and a great F-post:o)

Picturing of Life said...

Beautiful photo

Will you visit mine :D Thanks

dot said...

Nice shot! I bet that was a fun bike tour.

ArneA said...

Learning more and more of your country in every blog.
Looking forward to tomorrow

DeeMom said...

Good pictures and Wonderful information…

Donna said...

Looks like parts of Texas! Have a happy day!!

Berit said...

Very nice photo!

ellen b. said...

Looks like a great place to explore. Have a great week...

Daryl E said...

Fine photo and I find I have learned a new fact!

Petunia said...

It is so great that the photos comes with a story... learning every day:D

Lilli & Nevada said...

What a wonderful photo, i don't know why but i thought it was flat there, i have friends that live in Adelaide and they have never shared photos like this.

Siani said...

Interesting post - never heard of the Flinders Range before. Happy ABC Wednesday!

My pics are here.

Liz said...

A very interesting post. thank you.

Neva said...

I have never heard of the Flinders Range.

HildeS. said...

Thank you for a very good F:)

Ida said...

An informative F from the other side of the world. Thank`s for sharing. :)

Diana said...

I like seeing fotos of foreign places.

Katney said...

I want to go hiking. I know you would rather go cycling, but you willhumorme, won't you?

mrsnesbitt said...

Great history post. I learn so much each Wednesday.

Dragonstar said...

Very good "F" post. I agree with Mrs Nesbit - I learn so much from all of this.

RuneE said...

Today I have learned something new! Thank you.

I am a bit late in commenting, but better late than never!