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Old Tailem Town

Old Tailem Town, originally uploaded by gypsy woman1.

Because the weather was so hot in Adelaide, mid 30’s+, we decided to go along the coast road heading south then east. What a great decision it was. We had never heard of the “Limestone Coast” so just stumbled into this magical area.

50kms from Murray Bridge we spotted a sign pointing to Old Tailem Town so decided to have a quick look. Well 4 hours later we drove away amazed at what we had seen. It was 91 buildings from the early 1900’s resurrected and a whole community created. It was fascinating, the cameras worked over time trying to capture the atmosphere and authenticity of this place. I filled the camera memory card and it was difficult to choose which ones to show in the blog.

As you can see from the blue sky the weather was hot and after 2 hours we went back to the small cafĂ© to refresh with a drink before going round the second half. They did say it would take approx 1 1/2 hours…

I talked to Peter Squires who was the driving force behind the creation of the village. He was just on his way to do battle with the council. In 1982, the then council, had said he would not need building permits and could put any thing he wanted on his land. Now 29 years later the present council is saying they need permits, stupid bureaucrats,

It was now 3pm so decided to go another 52kms to Meningie and stay there for the night…

It is a great feeling of adventure when you have no idea what is around the next corner…

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