Jan 11, 2009
|After having a lazy morning we decided to visit Whyalla's Maritime Museum. We went aboard the HMAS Whyalla, a world war two ship that was built here. This ship's main function was to find and detonate mines. After the war it was used in Victoria for industrial work. The SA govt heard that it was to be turned into scrap metal so bought it from the Vics for $5,000 but then had to spend $560,000 to get it from the water to where it now stands!!!!
The kids loved the tour climbing up and down ladders and becoming Japanese tourists for the day....they took one step to the side and clicked then another step and clicked and did this through the whole museum till we put a stop to it !!!!
I am sure they learnt something from this experience and when asked who wants to join the Navy...Sara promptly said "ME!!!"
We then went back to the shopping centre and had Subway for lunch....and of course I did groceries again!!!!
We then lazed around the caravan site....everyone bar Liam and I had a four hour nap!!!
Sean was informed that as the tide comes in you can catch heaps of crabs but the tide goes out in the afternoon about 200m or more!!
Sadly, we did not see Point Lowly ....it looked like it may have been a swimming beach but in the afternoon the wind picks up and it is too cool to venture near water.
The town has a population of 22,000 and is known for it's Educational facilities. The streets are well kept considering the water restrictions here,unlike many WA country towns.... The main industry here is steelworks.
I made "Nanny's Soup" for the kids and Sean made Alio Olio for dinner as I am exhausted.
I then read Hairy Mclairy and two chapters of The Adventures of the Wishing Chair to them. After singing nursery rhymes, we hoped they would sleep but not till 9.30pm!!!
Tomorrow we pack and head on to Port Pirie!!!