Today - Port Augusta. From what I can tell on the Bureau of Meteorology website, it appears to be the hottest place on the Earth today!! 44 degrees this afternoon but it is a "dry heat" so apparently that is OK!!??
Basically yesterday was an escape from Victoria. We followed the Western Highway and crossed into South Australia near Bordertown before heading North to meet the Murray River at Loxton. Loxton was a nice river town but an hour out of town in the Mallee region it was 45 degrees so our energy levels for exploring were low and we just found a pool and stayed in it on arrival at Loxton.
Clearly the highlight yesterday was finding the Giant Koala at Dadswells Bridge. Molly knew about it and had it flagged as something she wanted to see and sure enough we stumbled upon it. As a connoisseur of Australia's "Big Things", I was hugely impressed. Photos to follow shortly!! It apparently features in Paul Hogans movie Charlie and Boots so is gaining in popularity.
Little known fact is that the Koala is correctly referred to as the Giant Koala, not the Big Koala and it just turned 21!