I have finalised sorting my Car Cam recordings, from our Outback trip into Central Australia area last September.
There is not much in the audio that would be of interest to my friends, unless they are Australians, the roads are long and monotonous, as is the scenery in some places, that seem to reach for the horizon.
We drove through Crystal Brook on our way Outback,
Crystal Brook is a town in South Australia, named after the spring-fed creek next to which it was founded. It is 197 kilometres (122 mi) north of Adelaide and in 2006 had a population of 1,185.
It is a beautiful little Australian country town, many of the buildings are reminicent of the early years of the development of Australian towns.
Driving through the town up north, I noticed an Antique shop with a closed sign, now being an avid Antique collector, I marked it in my minds map for the return journey.
In the main street is a large statue of a Goanna or Monitor Lizard, this I found out to be a huge reptilian called the Lace Monitor.
Lace monitors are the second-largest monitor in Australia after the perentie. They can be as long as 2.1 m (over 6.8 ft) with a head-and-body length of up to 76.5 cm (2.5 ft). The tail is long and slender and about 1.5 times the length of the head and body.The maximum weight of lace monitor can be 20 kg (44 lb), but most adults are much smaller.
Apparently these creatures are observed frequently around Crystal Brook and inhabit the creek the town is named after.
So getting back to my story, after leaving the main highway we headed for Crystal brook, primarily the Antique shop, and I wasn’t dissapointed.
We browsed for a while, with eyes wide open and a wallet shrinking in my mind.
We selected a number of pieces that were more Vintage than Antique, the prices were in our expence range, I have learnt over the years, that small country towns do actually hold treasures from bygone days, in this case it proved correct.
Satisfied with a boot load of treasures we headed for home.
I leave you with a couple of pictures of Crystal Brook and its Monitor Lizard, and finally, the last small clip of our video of Crystal Brook, I have left out the mundane road shots to save boring you, but the short clip will give you an idea of this unique little Australian country town.