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Oct 17, 2018 - Peterborough to Port Pirie

17/10/2018. Wednesday. Cold, wet, windy, hot Port Pirie We all had a much better sleep - that seems to be our main topic of conversation in the mornings - although the wind blew and it rained. We filled up with town water at our bush camp and headed towards Port Pirie - in the rain. It was just over 100k, and we were able to take our time and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the lovely rolling South Australian countryside, even through the light, misty rain. We didn’t see any signs of drought. We arrived at Port Pirie late morning and set up...

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Aug 25, 2018 - The Southern Ocean and Spencer Gulf

At Glendambo we encountered bikers who were heading up for the 20th anniversary of Fish's Run from Alice Springs to Ross River Resort. They weren't very quiet in the morning when they set off! Since we'd already followed the Pacific Ocean all the way up to Cooktown and dipped our toes in the Indian Ocean at Darwin we thought it only fitting we should also head down south to the Spencer Gulf to see the Southern Ocean especially as we'd traveled across Australia from top to bottom along the Stuart Hwy following the exploration's of John...

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May 24, 2016 - Port Pirie

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_Pirie Exciting day today…. Up early to clean the rugs after a mishap with some toasted cheese sandwiches, they came up rather nicely… Drove to beautiful lead laden Port Pirie for a look. We had to buy two (2) new clamps for the awning brace, seems I’d forgotten to tighten then at Rawnsley and they had fell out somewhere enroute to Port Brought on by the rough roads… That’s all good there is a caravan shop there but get back to the van and they are the wrong ones… So we have to drive back to Port Pirie to...

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May 17, 2015 - Days 112 - 113 UPDATE NOTES

Hi All, Bad weather delayed our departure from the Barossa by a day as we felt driving in strong wind and rain when no real need existed was a bit dumb. So the next day’s departure was in better weather and we headed off for the Yorke Peninsula. Oh but the things you see on the way and things you learn. Examples, Balaklava in South Australia was the home of Alfred Traeger the developer of the peddle radio famous for its use by the outback residents with the Flying Doctors. Port Wakefield where in 1955 Jack Brabham won his 1st Australian...

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Oct 9, 2013 - Day 18 - Pt Pirie

Nothing of much interest to add today. We drove from Streaky Bay to Pt Pirie. Thought it might be nice not to set the camper up for one night, so volunteered again to be robbed. Staying in a Cabin Park. As you will see by the photos, we hung around Streaky Bay until we really had to get a move on. A couple of notes: You have to love the Road Signs in SA, and Navvy had a really heavy day!!

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Dec 12, 2012 - Port Pirie to Port Broughton

Dave took the van through a carwash today, it looks so pretty without all the dust. Then we headed off towards Wallaroo. However, we have travelled only 70 kms today, as it got to 39○ and Port Broughton is a pretty place with the Caravan Park on the foreshore and it has a swimming pool, one of the only parks to have one. The tide goes out for meters here and you have to go a long way to get to water deep enough to swim or fish. The Jetty is quite nice and has a swimming platform, and the local high school has its kids there today, so did...

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Dec 11, 2012 - Port Augusta to Port Pirie

Refueled Port Augusta. Did not stay here,as was just keen to get to Port Pirie. We did have a quick stop in the Port Germaine which has the longest jetty in the Southern Hemisphere. This small quiet town and had a caravan park with stay 3 nights pay for 2... If we had more time would have considered this. Navman took us through the pretty main street of Port Pirie where they have maintained some of the older buildings, as per the Railway Station and an old church that is now a Seafood Restaurant. But they still have problems with the...

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Aug 4, 2011 - Port Lincoln to Port Pirie

Wednesday – We arrived at Port Pirie around 2:30pm. Port Pirie’s only claim to fame is that they have the largest lead smelter in the world. We are staying at the Port Pirie Beach Caravan Park which backs onto Solomontown Beach. The cost is $30 per night. The park is small but very neat and tidy. All the sites are large with at least 2/3rd being drive thru. The amenities block is very modern and clean. We took a relaxing walk along Solomontown Beach and out to the end of the Solomontown jetty. What we have noticed is that nearly all the...

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Oct 28, 2010 - Port Pirie S.A.

26th October. Dinner last night was very nice and not at all expensive, I played the pokies for a few minutes but did my money. Today we were heading for Port Germein but decided after stopping there for morning tea (even though it was a nice little seaside villge) that we would continue on to Port Pirie, we decided to stay at the Foreshore Caravan Park for three nights, it is a very nice park, good amenities, and the most beautiful rose gardens. 27 th October. There isn’t a lot to see or do at Port Pirie itself, it is mainly, as the name...

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Jan 13, 2009 - 39 degrees at 7.30am!!! Summer has Arrived

Liam and I went for a one and half hour walk into the main streets and back. We noticed the temperature reading at 7.30am was 39 degrees and we had not even made it half way. We returned had breakfast and then Liam and Rhiannon had to complete their diaries....trying to get them to write neatly is like pulling teeth!!! Finally, that was done so we headed to the water to cool down the kids collected shells, jumped off the jetty and walked on water???(See the photos!!) We only had to leave as Rhiannon missed judged her jump and scraped both...

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Jan 12, 2009 - Port Pirie and 36 degrees!!!

We left Whyalla at 10am happy to leave the caravan park ....though the town itself was lovely for an industrial one. The drive again was like crossing the Nullarbor but at least the Flinders Ranges were in front!!! We asked the kids which of all the place we have been to which have they enjoyed/found the best first with no hesitation is Jenny and Mark's (gee we could have saved a lot of time and money and just spent a month there!!!) and second was Albany...with Denmark and Esperance a close third!!! Rhiannon has mastered a puzzle and keeps...

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Oct 30, 2006 - Port Pirie

One of our first full day's highlights was inching towards and finally driving through Horsham, Australia. We visited Horsham England, where Tomas had lived twice before, earlier this year and neither of us had any idea there was a Horsham Australia. And much to our surprise, it is much bigger than it's English counterpart. And knowing that not many people have been to Horsham England, we're almost certain very few have been to both Horsham England and Australia! But driving is the business at hand and switching off every 2 - 2.5 hours...

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