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May 27, 2015 - Days 119 - 122 UPDATE NOTES

Hi All, Next peninsula for our exploration was the Eyre Peninsula the most westerly of the 3 big ones in South Australia and by road about 350kms from the top to the bottom at Port Lincoln. Finally a break in the foul weather where now it’s just cold with a bit of wind and a bit of rain but nothing like we have endured, being Queenslanders the cold is not something we are used to but the van has heaters and electric blankets so we are not that badly off. First stop was Whyalla initially and still famous for steel making and for a long...

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Mar 20, 2015 - next stage

17/3 Heading to Port Lincoln National Park as we have been told crabs are bigger down there. We have never been to the National Park. How disappointed were we yes it is pretty but now what we had thought and to get the kayak down to the water you had to drive down. We had a look at other camp spots and decided not for us.We headed back to Port Lincoln for the night. 18/3 Port Lincoln is a lovely town so had a walk around or should I Say I had a walk around Pete has done something to his archille tendon and is walking like an old man.Too...

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adelaide

Feb 12, 2015 - Day 4 and 5 - Whalers Way and Coffin Bay

Days 4 and 5 – Thursday 12. February and Friday 13. February 2015 You see... I already start to put two days into one chapter. I really try to make it shorter (or maybe I'm just lazy, who knows ;-) ) Quick information in between: There are no White Sharks in Port Lincoln at the moment! It seems like some Orcas killed a White Shark and now they have vanished. For nine months there have been sharks every single day and now for two weeks not a single one has been seen... I met a lot of totally disappointed tourists in the backpackers that have...

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Feb 9, 2015 - The Roadtrip: Day 1 - 3

THE ROADTRIP Day 1 – Monday 9 February 2015 Weeeeeeeeell originally the plan had been that I would start with my roadtrip on wednesday the 4. of february. After I had to leave my appartement (and my awesome roommates Rahim and Josha :-( ) on friday the 30 January I could stay at Katharina, Claudia and Sanahan's fabulous house at Mawson Lakes (a suburb of Adelaide). But staying at their place and spending time with them had been so nice, comfortable, funny, relaxing and cool that I stayed there longer than planned. We had an amazing time...

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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 - 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 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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