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Nov 7, 2013 - The dead centre of Coffin Bay

7/11/13 The stink from the sewerage works was outstandingly bad and we couldn't take it any longer so drove into town, bought a couple of things and headed out north west from here. The weather is real wet so it was a good opportunity to get out of there. We reached Coffin Bay and looked around. We found a beautiful lookout and stopped there for the night. It's near the 'dead centre' of Coffin Bay (the cemetery).

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Dec 9, 2012 - Port Lincoln

Day 15 We had a VERY quiet day sitting around in Port Lincoln. Very windy and unable to do much also because Dave picked up a nasty bug which had him at the loo all day and just sitting around because he was feeling so crap. A bit of a waste of a day in Port Lincoln. There will be a couple of photos soon but the server for the journal is down at the moment. (Max, I don't believe it was the oysters that made me sick because Steph also ate them and she was OK)

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Dec 8, 2012 - Coffin Bay to Port Lincoln

D14 Wk2. Fuel today 16.3 lts/100kms. Today was a short day for us, we left Coffin Bay around 9am for the short drive to Port Lincoln. We are going to stay for 2 nights here. Called into the information centre and had a chat to the girls. I wanted to find out where the Mitsubishi dealer was as I was under the impression the vehicle needed a 9000km service, after talking to the service manager he told me that it is not required until 15000kms. Settled into the caravan park and then had a drive around the tourist drive looking at an area they...

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May 13, 2012 - Coffin

Again, we managed to leave exactly on time from Streaky Bay! Let me tell you, it is so easy when you haven't got a timetable. Well we were on the road by 9.55am. Amazing, considering Diane DID NOT want to get out of bed this morning. I admit that it was a bit cold, but hell, I was out there in shorts and tee shirt beavering away putting things away and packing up. I did relent and let her arise from the pillows at her own pace. After all, it was "Mothers Day". We started on our way down to Port Lincoln and stopped off to see "Murphy's...

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May 12, 2012 - Leaving Streaky Bay Tomorrow

After ten days in Streaky Bay, we will up stakes and move on towards Port Lincoln tomorrow morning about 10.00am. T'Ann, the odometer is 85233kms. Had some rain yesterday morning early, but the day turned out great. Played bowls with a wheat/sheep farmer today, and they are desperate for rain. Some have done a little dry ploughing, but not with much success. Just too dry. He reminded me of Keith Doncon, same stature and same playing ability. Didn't do us much good 'tho Lost first game by one on the last end lost second game by two on the...

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Sep 24, 2011 - Port Lincoln

Episode 2 of 5 – Eyre Peninsula Port Augusta to Port Lincoln Port Lincoln is 2559kms from Dunsborough. The drive started off pretty boringly with a very dry and sparse landscape and the road seemed to go on forever. It was only when we were nearing Port Lincoln that things improved with rolling hills and vast fields of wheat and canola and the most beautiful seas of the Spencer Gulf. The entry into Port Lincoln is quite impressive as you come over a hill and the town and harbour come into view below. Vast wheat silo conveyor belt structures...

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Living the Dream

Aug 2, 2011 - Port Lincoln

Today was spent with a morning visit to the local Maritime Museum. Very well done it was to. Some interesting examples of boatbuilding and I noted the boats inside were flying the South Australian Murray flag…..wonder why….. There is even a 4hp Penguin engine here wow!!!! But the 3hp Penguin is not represented here, I could have sold them one. Then we topped up our groceries as there is only an IGA at Streaky Bay some 300km distant….. The Clams are heading to Adelaide from here so they won’t be appearing in the pics and you will have to...

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Aug 2, 2011 - Whyalla to Port Lincoln

Sunday - We arrived at the Port Lincoln Caravan Park, which is 10 kilometres north of Port Lincoln on the shores of Boston Bay at around 11am. The cost per night is $28 per night. We could have had a site which backs onto the beach or a drive through site but we decided on the site that backs onto the beach. The amenities block is clean and the washing machines only cost $2 which is half the price of most other parks. The Caravan Park offers roadhouse service, which is provided by friendly and helpful staff. They offer a wide range of...

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Aug 1, 2011 - Port Lincoln

Port Lincoln….. Well at the outset I must say it’s so totally not what I expected. It’s more like the Gold or Sunshine coast without the traffic chaos. (Those who live near Caloundra take note) Largest Marina in the southern hemisphere and very smart homes with waterfronts down town complete the scene of affluence. Tuna fishing is, it would appear, indeed profitable. Now a tip for anyone travelling to SA. Go to the public library and get a login for free Wi-Fi. It works in any library in SA with no restrictions on data download unlike the...

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May 10, 2011 - More beautiful scenery

We enjoyed our look around Port Lincoln and the coastal scenery is beautiful. While John was waiting for the car on Friday he called at the info centre to see what else there was to see around the area and was given a few spots to visit - Winters Hill Lookout which gave us a great view over the town; Dellacolline Winery and Lavender Farm, the smell of the lavender when we got out of the car was heavenly, but John wasn't fussed about the wines, so he's looking forward to the winery visits later on. Another trip we were advised to do was the...

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Over the Horizon

May 5, 2011 - Swimming with the seals

Today was amazing, we booked into a tour to swim with the Australian sea lions, the weather was overcast and I already had on my winter clothes, but we had paid for it and we were all excited, there were only 7 of us and 3 staff, so the tour operators didn't make any money. After a 2 hour boat ride( NO I Didn't CHUCK) we arrived to see them sitting on the beach, do you know there are only 12,000 left and they are on the"rare list" and we got to share the afternoon with them, how amazing is that, I felt very privileged. The water was like...

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Gormans Getaway

May 5, 2011 - A little further along the road

From inland South Australia to the coast. But first our last few days at Wilpena. Sunday - We had a wonderful morning on our tag along trip. We spent the morning on Arkaba Station and the scenery was magnificent. We drove along mountain ridges, through creeks (only one with water in it) and our guide was great. We had numerous stops where he described what we were seeing, was the flowers and plants that were around us and so much more. We were the only ones "tagging along" although there was another couple in the lead vehicle. John enjoyed...

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Over the Horizon

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