|When we left Elliston yesterday the country was still very dry, but as we got closer to Coffin Bay it was starting to have a tinge of green about it. Leaving Coffin Bay this morning the odometer was 85541kms T'Ann.
Heading towards Port Lincoln it was really noticable how much greener it was getting.
It is no wonder why people rave about the Eyre Peninsular.
The facilities provided for us poor old pensioners (especially the ones with tinnies) is absolutely fabulous! Most caravan parks have upgraded their ablution blocks and you can tell that it's appreciated by the way the residents keep them as clean as they find them.
The Coffin Bay park is magnificent. Even though it is an independantly owned park, it was only $29 for the night. Poor old pensioner discount included.
Port Lincoln really didn't turn us on. After a tour around and finding a servo with diesel, $1.54 lt, we found the road out and up the Lincoln Highway we went.
Next stop Tumby Bay. Another lovely spot to stop if you want to. Treated ouselves to coffee, Di stuck her head into a "craft shop". Just can't help herself.
It is obvious that the East coast of the peninsular has had a lot more rain than the West.
Ploughing and seeding has taken place with a vengeance. Grazing paddocks nice and green.
Stopped in at Port Niell. This little town is probably the exception.
Very small and looked like it was dying a slow death.
Made it to Whyalla, checked in and set up. Time for a beer and then get on with cooking tea. Fish again. Not complaing tho.
Half way up the coast the cloud cover petered out into bright sunshine.
But it is cold tonight. And windy, first time for that. Just had to roll up the awning to stop it flapping about.
Tomorrow we will be heading towards Port Augusta.