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Dec 4, 2016 - Port Lincoln

We woke up to a quiet calmness this morning but it wasn’t long before the promised northerly wind started howling toward us. We made the decision to put up our awning and side walls because it was so windy and everything seemed in danger of being blown away. That was a tricky task, but was achieved safely. Luckily, it’s a bit cloudy as well, so that we aren’t in full sun as the day has turned quite hot as well. About mid morning we drove into central Port Lincoln to have a look at the shops and the foreshore. Most of the shops were shut,...

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Dec 3, 2016 - Port Lincoln

Neither of us had slept very well last night because of the wind, so we were a bit slow getting going this morning. Thankfully, the wind had died down quite a lot overninght. My priorities for the day were pretty boring - washing and cleaning, whilst Ian went into town to get another star stone chip in the windscreen repaired. He came back with a beautifully cleaned car as someone was washing cars at the windcreen repair place. What a difference! The car had gotten filthy again - just need a vacuum cleaner now! We had a pretty lazy...

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Dec 2, 2016 - Farm Beach to Port Lincoln

It was hard to get away from Farm Beach as everyone wanted to keep talking! However, we eventually tore ourselves away and, because it was only a journey of about 45k, we had made it to Port Lincoln and had camp set up again by about 12.30. We are camped at the Port Lincoln caravan park, right on the beach front, about 10k out of town. My main priority for today was to go grocery shopping as both the frdige and cupboard were almost bare. So, once that was done it was time to take the dogs for a walk and get tea organised. A strong sea...

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Feb 25, 2016 - Thursday Port Lincoln to Elliston

After the excitement of the shark dive yesterday and a great nights sleep, we were already to go early. We aimed at Elliston being our next end stop,which is only 168 kms away. Ahh! Yummo, arriving in Coffin Bay, the hub of south Australian Oysters. We went straight to the oyster shed,we couldn't have got them any fresher as they had just come in from the farm,we purchased one dozen normal size and 2 extra large ones, putting them in the fridge for dinner. I'd put a pie and pastie in the oven for lunch so drove down to a picnic area by the...

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Feb 24, 2016 - Wednesday Port Lincoln

This morning we were up at 5.30 as we had to be around at the mariner by 6.30am,arriving there we were greeted by the crew who were lovely went on the boat picked a table, filled out some forms and was on our way. It was a 3 hour journey to get to the place where we get in a cage and dive. They served breakfast straight away fruit,toasted ham and cheese rolls,juice,tea and coffee,there were 2 other people on our table but I can tell you by the time we arrived at our destination there were a lot more, we were having a lot of laughs and heaps...

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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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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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