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May 25, 2016 - Moonta

The Copper Coast. It started to rain last night and continued on and off all day and is still spitting… Naturally because I did not get the proper clamps for the awing brace it was rolled up and everything got drenched… Rather than sit in the van and mope about the weather we went for a drive to Moonta to have a look around. The connection to Cornwall is much in evidence and we had lunch at the Cornish Kitchen.. Supposedly purveyors of traditional Cornish Pasties but they were inferior to the ones from either Burra or Ardrossan where...

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Mar 31, 2015 - Moonta

31/3 We are going to Moonta today. This town was a copper mining town.The mines worked till 1923. The closure of the mines led to a rapid decline in population but Moonta survived as an agricultural & service centre and now a supported by the growing Tourist Industry. There is so much history here and with all the stone built houses and buildings which are being kept to the heritage years makes this town a must see town. We leave Moonta late afternoon and head to "Barkers Rocks" for the night. 'Barkers Rocks" is a bush camp right on the...

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adelaide

May 21, 2014 - Fishing Update

Jackpot. Bonanza. Fish, fish and more fish. After catching over 30 Herring each, I switched to a squid jig and Ken switched to whiting rig. 6 squid later I switched to whiting and we managed to land our limit of 30 fish. Gonna need a bigger bucket!!! That much fish and no where to keep them. Had to go into town and buy another Engel to put on freeze mode so that we could store them.

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May 20, 2014 - Moonta

Back again. We have just been too busy until this morning where we are overlooking "Moonta Bay" on the Yorke Peninsula. When we left Whyalla we travelled through Port Augusta, Quorn, Hawker and on to Wilpena in the Flinders Ranges. If ever you are this way, do yourself a favour and and stop in Hawker and visit the "Jeff Morgan" gallery. It is amazing. He paints almost photographic quality and has done a 360 degree painting of Wilpena Pound. It took him 4,000 hours, in just over 13 months to complete. He is now in the process of getting...

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Jul 21, 2013 - Moonta

We stayed at the Moonta Bay Top Tourist Park overlook the Spencer Gulf for 2 days. This park and many others around the town has seasonal holiday maker who come every year during the summer season. We are told it is good fishing. South Australia's second largest town in its heyday, Moonta, was predominately settled by Cornish miners and their families. Moonta owes most of its prosperity to the Moonta Mining Co. During the prosperous late 1800s, Moonta had the largest urban population outside of Adelaide. It had 12,000 people, including...

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Travelling Gypsies

Apr 18, 2013 - To the sea

Our early morning walk is keeping us fit and we were for a change leaving the caravan park pretty much on time. We stopped before we left the park and a lovely couple came out from their caravan to say hello. They introduced themselves as Alan and Rosie. David and Alan immediately started swapping ideas and it turned out they also have a Port-a-Bote like we have. They invited us in for a cup of tea and we had a good old chin wag. They told us about a lovely beach further down the coast and with that we left Port Hughes and Moonta. Moonta...

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Apr 17, 2013 - Moonta

The caravan park at Clare, South Australia, is a very nice one with plenty of parkland and recreation area. The next door neighbours were asking David what we had on top of the roof. He told him all about the boat on the roof and the winch and frame Aaron made precisely to fit. (Great job Aaron). It is operated by remote control. The countryside is lovely with many vineyards giving way to open farmland and sheep grazing. Beautiful scenery. We decided we'd like to see the York Peninsula so we motored to Moonta which is very close to the...

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