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Dec 16, 2016 - Foul Bay to Goldsmith’s Beach

Things looked a little better this morning when we woke up to a bright, sunny morning. We had had the campsite to ourselves all night, so were able to let the dogs have a bit of a run around before we packed up and moved to our next site. Given that we had paid for another nights camping, we had decided to move a bit further around the coast to Goldsmith’s Beach, where we would have a lay day regardless of what the site was like. Well, as per the sites we visited yesterday, it is not particularly exciting. It is right beside a wind farm and...

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Jan 31, 2016 - Edithburgh

Finally, a calm, sunny day so I set off (again) for Innes National Park which covers the bottom of the Yorke Peninsula. The park headquarters are a bit over 100 km from here so in all I drove about 300 km. A long day but very worthwhile. Although I’d been there before, I wanted to go back to the ruined town of Inneston because I just love that kind of place. When pumped dry, the salt lake here was a rich source of gypsum & in 1913, works were set up to mine it, crush it, convert it to plaster then transport it 2 km by horse & dray to the...

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Jan 30, 2016 - Edithburgh

A terrible night with really strong winds & lots of heavy rain but it's a lot calmer this morning although it’s still quite breezy & there are some storm clouds around so I won’t go far from camp. It’s relief to get outside & I think Alexander felt the same so I took him for a long walk this morning. He must have forgotten though because he still wanted to go out again tonight. I drove up the coast as far as Port Vincent & there’s some nice coastal scenery but I didn’t see anything remarkable.

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Jan 29, 2016 - Edithburgh

It was very windy yesterday morning so instead of sitting around in the van, I packed my lunch & headed towards Innes National Park which is about 100 km away at the foot of the Yorke peninsula. When I was about halfway, the sky ahead was very dark & stormy so I turned around & headed back home because I'd left the caravan door open for Alexander. The screen door is very secure & he likes to sit on the step & look out. I got home just before the rain hit & spent the rest of the afternoon watching tennis. Last night we had 8 mm of rain which...

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Jan 27, 2016 - Edithburgh

I'm still here but other things in my life such as looking for my bracelet, watching tennis & dealing with the US Social Security Administration who have decided to stop my benefit payments again have taken precedence over sightseeing for the last couple of days.

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Jan 25, 2016 - Clare to Edithburgh

Only 200 km to Edithburgh so I wasn’t in too much of a hurry to leave. A nice drive through Port Wakefield & down the east coast of the Yorke peninsula. I met lots of cars & caravans coming north which is a good sign that the really busy time is almost over. Set up at Edithburgh on a nice grassy site & although I’m a row back from the waterfront sites, it got very windy later in the afternoon. I went for a drive to Stansbury about 25km from here but by the time I got there, the Visitor Information centre was closed. So was the oyster place...

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Jul 19, 2013 - Edithburgh

Edithburgh is a delightful holiday destination, just 233 kilometres from Adelaide and with a population of around 450. Once the third busiest port in South Australia, today it is a popular tourist destination and fishing village. There are nearly 200 lakes, most of which are salt in the Edithburgh area. It is no wonder that this town was once a major salt provider to South Australia. The town is known as being an excellent location for keen fishermen, with mullet, yellow fin, whiting and larger fish being found in its waters. Fishing is...

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Mar 2, 2011 - Yorke Peninsula

It is Pete's birthday today - he has been fishing & we are taking him out for dinner tonight. The kids & I succesfully made a cake in the caravan oven, as you can see in the photos. It has been a quiet week in Edithburgh, swimming, playing, coffee & a few drinks with some new friends - Shane & Lou, whose children were about the same age as Sophie & Angus. Moving on to the Eyre peninsula tomorrow, although, don't think we will venture too far into the water down near Coffin Bay! Thanks to everyone who has left messages, it is great to hear...

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