We drove back to Leigh creek for supplies and hooked up the caravan form the Cook’s house and we were off again. We stopped at Farina; a Station 25 km north of Lyndhurst it was once a bustling pioneer’s town on the Ghan railway, now an historic ruin that come’s a live for 3 – 4 weeks every year in May. Volunteers from around the country (mainly grey nomads) come and work on the old buildings that are left to preserve them from deteriorating further. The old bakery has been full restored and incredibly, is fully operating during these few weeks, baking bread, jam and apple scrolls, sausage rolls, pasties and even pizza on special request. It was amazing! a ghost town in the middle of nowhere and fresh bread, tea and coffee. We were there for the last weekend which they finish off with a 20-20 cricket match against 'Farina' (restoration crew) and 'The Rest' (nearby towns, stations and campers). The Cooks and Susannah’s parents came for the afternoon and we ate from the bakery, wondered the ruins, chatted to many eager volunteer’s and watched the very fun and friendly cricket match with some quite tipsy players. We said our final farewells to the Cooks and spent 3 nights waiting out a storm that hit Adelaide, which we got the tail end of with full on wind’s and some rain.
Great spot to ride out the weather, kids did some schooling and we rode the bikes around the once again ghost town.