On our wanderings across the western coastline of South Australia we have come across lots of harvesting at this time of year. Not only are there long road trains carting grain to the silos but also lots of hay being stacked into large haystacks.
These days it’s more likely to see hay in large “rounds” stacked together rather than the traditional haystacks but we have found a couple of unusual varieties as well.
It doesn’t have to be a stack of hay bales to be called a Haystack. On the Eyre Peninsula we found “Murphy’s Haystacks which may look like an old fashioned Haystack but are rock formations.
The kayak paddler comes across many and varied landscapes including islands. This one is called Haystack Island.
It might not look like a Haystack from a distance but when your up close it does take on the colours and shape of hay.
It seems Australians have an imagination for names but for me the best Haystack is my visits to Haystack Island.