Port lincoln (30th Dec)

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From leaving our little camp site at Loth Bay where we had a peaceful week and a nice Christmas, we had a few good drinks with our neighbours Frank, Gail and Missy (there dog) we headed down to port lincoln, wow has this place grown since i was last there the people are very friendly and you can see there is and has been alot of money been thrown around this large town im guessing from the tuna industry along with crays, oysters and Β grain i really think Tasmania could take some good ideas from the aquaculture development with Tuna for the salmon ponds in Tassie.

we spent a day driving around town and the beautiful marina in port lincoln and headed down to Whalers Way to the south, a very picturess area with great beaches and good walks along the cliff sides.

Whalers Way

Whalers Way

In 1837 a year after the settlement of Adelaide and two years before Port Lincoln the whalers were at a remote spot called Fishery Bay. And it was on this natural ramp that they’d haul up the Southern Right whales and carve them up for their blubber a gruesome history but thats how it was and with all the whaling that went on in southern Australia nearly wiped them out, the good news is that the right whales have made a great come back since then.
from port lincoln we drove to a remote camp spot between port lincoln and coffin bay and gave the batteries a good charge.

Charging the Van, Car and spare batteries

Charging the Van, Car and spare batteries

Coffin Bay is a great place to stay with one of the nicest bays i have seen, lots of families camped here from Adelaide being school holidays so makes a touristy feel to the place but in a good way (slow paced) we did have a few problems with a flat battery in the car after we returned from a long walk around the Bay (i left the caravan fridge on running of the car Battery πŸ™‚ ) but had a que of people wanting to help with the jumper leads.

coffin Bay

coffin Bay

Coffin Bay

Coffin Bay

After leaving Coffin Bay we drove up towards Elliston, stopping for the night at Cummings Point a place with some great rock faces and surf, we were lucky to see some of the locals getting inside some good tubes.

Cummings Point

Cummings Point

Cummings Point

Cummings Point

Cummings Point

Cummings Point

While watching the Surfers i had a friend watching me watching them.

Sea Eagle

Sea Eagle

Cummings Point looking east

Cummings Point looking east

To the West

To the West

A pinnacle at the very point.

A pinnacle at the very point.

So after a few great stops and great walks we are now in Elliston for a couple of weeks to base our selves for the New Year, so hoping all have a good new year until next post safe travels.

9 Comments

  1. Christine and Peter

    hello we have been following this web site for some time now and wait anxiously for your next post, we love it so much and gives us great information where to visit for our holidays thanks so much and keep them coming πŸ™‚
    Christine

    • Hi Christine and Peter
      Im glad you are liking this Blog because i do like writing it, and i do appreciate your comments, if you have any tips for us heading west we would love to hear them, all the best John and Robyn.

  2. Elizabeth Levy

    Hi John and Robyn,
    We arrived back in Ceduna yesterday after our stay in Fowlers Bay. It was hot for a couple of days mainly Xmas and 31st, also very windy. The caravan park was sheltered from the wind in most directions, when it blew from the nw it then became very dusty. Anyway we survived it all back in Ceuna until 7th then heading off towards Smoky Bay (perhaps) we are off on a recce today , if we dont end up there it will be Venus Bay. Once again it will depend on wind, I think it must be following us as we arent having a lot of luck with the fishing in the boat, and of course cant forget the cooler weather. How is Jock enjoying the ride in the new vehicle? Loved that photo of the Sea Eagle. Look forward to hearing from you. We had no email connection at Fowlers Bay. Watching the cricket score pomms 4/17. Enjoy your travels. Bruce and Elizabeth

    • Hi Elizabeth and Bruce πŸ™‚
      sorry to hear about all the wind, but could you please stop sending it our way πŸ™‚ , i know what you mean about getting the boat out, no luck here as well, we like it in Elliston its a real family atmosphere in the caravan park and quite sheltered from the wind, cant say that for the heat though, was a few hot ones, we took a drive to Streaky Bay, Venus Bay, Murphy’s Haystacks and had a look at the Sea lion colony yesterday well worth a look.
      we will be going to Ceduna on the 14th of Jan so let us know where you are before then and we can catch up for a drink, we have just got back from a bike ride and settling in to the cricket looks good so far, so take care and safe travels John and Robyn PS Robyn will E-Mail you in the next few days πŸ™‚

  3. Frank & Gail

    Love your photos beats my old box browny Ha! Ha! Still windy at Whyalla have to put tyres on van had trouble get some to fit coming in from Melbourne be here Monday or Tuesday been here since Thursday

    • Hello Frank, Gail wind seems to be a problem at the moment although its very nice here today, looks like your in Whyalla for a while too mate, been there done that πŸ™‚ hope you get a sale on the 5th wheeler, we have had a good time so far in Elliston, its a great spot to kick back and relax, meeting some great people heading in the same direction so all good keep safe guy’s all the best John and Robyn.

  4. robyn

    Wow, big thankyou to all who are leaving comments it is good to see some people are following our blog πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ˜‰

  5. linda

    HAPPY NEW YEAR
    Hi Robyn John and Jock
    Still loving the blog and photos, glad your having a great time.
    love Linda and Missy

  6. robyn

    Thanks Linda,
    No luck with the lotto, but hope you have a healthy and prosperous year! πŸ˜› =-O

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