On Thursday morning I only walked a short walk around the immediate surroundings of the caravan park. At the turn off to the caravan park I found this monument commemorating Edward John Eyre who gave Crystal Brook its name. He was on an expedition to find an overland route from Adelaide to Port Lincoln.
On the other side of the road into the caravan park is this old plough within the area of the show ground.
Next to the show grounds are the wheat silos, serviced by a separate train track. The whole area is a wheat growing area. In the nearby town of Gladstone, Australia’s largest inland grain storage facility is located.
Thursday was quite a miserable day – we mostly stayed inside except for venturing out to greet new arrivals. Happy hour didn’t take place; just too wet.