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Dec 7, 2016 - Port Gibbon to Whyalla

Woke up to a picture perfect morning, so took the dogs for a run on the beach before breakfast and before packing up. We headed north on the dirt beach road for about 19k to the town of Cowell before getting back onto the bitumen. We had a quick look around Cowell-some absolutely beautiful old buildings, bought some bread rolls for lunch, then hit the road for Whyalla. Weatherwise, we had quite a shock when we arrived in Whyalla, as our beautiful morning had changed to a hot day with blustery northerly winds and threatening clouds. Our...

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Nov 14, 2016 - Across the Nullarbor

Hi Everyone Happy birthday to me :o) Just another year to go and I will receive my 'Seniors Card'. Ooh! We have crossed the Nullarbor Plain. It was not quite what we expected, where was the sand we were anticipating. The scenery changed from low growing shrub, to grassy plains to stunted wind blown trees, but no sand. The journey started in the Western Australian town of Norseman and ended 1,200kms later in the town of Ceduna in South Australia. That's approximately the same distance as driving from London to Nice in the south of France or...

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Our Aussie Adventure

Mar 26, 2015 - whyalla

23/3 Well the time has come for us to move on to Whyalla. We have lunch then go for a drive around the town. We both liked the town and scattered through out are the old stone built houses.We went up to Hammock Hill Lookout from up there you overlook the town and foreshore and port.There were 4 ships sitting out waiting to come in to be loaded. As far as we could see they were loading coal.Outside the vets surgery there is a statue of 'Tommy" from Henry Lawson s tale "The Loaded Dog." It is made of 10mm & 12mm steel. 24/3 We are leaving...

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adelaide

May 17, 2014 - Long Day

Caught just enough fish for entree last night. Up early this morning, but it was still 9.00am before we managed to leave Coffin Bay. A short drive (about 50kms) into Port Lincoln where we re-provisioned, coffee and cake down by the sculpture of Makybe Diva and then on to Tumby Bay. A walk around and a stretch of the legs and hit the road again. Cowell was the next stop for a late lunch. 2.30pm. Made it Whyalla for the night. 6.00pm at the moment and tea isn't far away. Something light tonight. Chicken and salad. Then settle back and watch...

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Jan 12, 2014 - Port Augusta to whyalla

Just a short trip today from port Augusta to whyalla. Booked ourselves two nights down on the foreshore at the foreshore discovery park. Lucky we had a beautiful sea breeze to take the heat off 38 and 42 deg days. Explored the town including Marc's 4wd track u p a mountain to get a town pickie. Day two saw us take a 1 km stroll out towards the sea for a dip shame te temp of te water was hotter than my bath temp and water no higher than joshies waist still the boys had lots of fun. Whyalla has a two toned water going from deep blue into...

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Dec 23, 2012 - Point Lowly to Whyalla

Point Lowly was a ripper of a spot right on the water. The main camping area was chocked with grey nomads (as expected) but we snagged a beaut spot just up towards the lighthouse. We pulled in really late (730pm) after we stopped to grab some groceries from Port Augusta on our way through and had a swim in the ocean at point lowly beach. Just in time to watch a gorgeous sunset and eat snags in bread on the picnic rug. I feel very spoilt with the amount of beautiful sunsets we spend time enjoying. We spent two nights at Point Lowly and the...

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Dec 11, 2012 - Arno Bay to Port Pirie via Whyalla and Port Augusta

Day 17 Fuel 17.8 lts per 100 kms. Today I was feeling a bit better so we headed of to try and get to Port Pirie to catch up Stephs ex sister in law Julie. We travelled via a few of the small places up the Spencer Gulf via Whyalla, Port Augusta and then down to Port Pirie. We had a great day with Julie and her daughter Emmy, went out to a nice restaurant for tea with them and Steph had a great catch up.

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Nov 13, 2012 - Around Whyalla

Headed out towards the Port area where the Visitor Centre is housed. It is next door to the Maritime Museum. We went on a tour of the Whyalla Corvette (war ship) which was one of the first navy ships built at the docks in Whyalla for WWII. Before it was scuttled, the local council purchased and returned it to Whyalla where it was dragged 2 kms up to its current position at the maritime museum. It was really interesting to tour the ship and the boys loved blowing the horn and ringing the bell. After this we went to the museum and the large...

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Nov 12, 2012 - Heading East across the farm lands

We left Ceduna this morning heading East. With the bushfire down near Port Lincoln we have decided to not go that way but continue heading through the wheat country towards Port Augusta. The harvest is in full cry and as we passed through generally quiet country townships, there is a hive of activity at the wheat bins with trucks everywhere. Similarly out in the fields, there are headers everywhere. Towns that we travelled through included Wirrula, Poochera, Minnipa, Yaninee and Pygery. We stopped at the bake house at Wudina which is the...

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May 14, 2012 - Whyalla

When we left Elliston yesterday the country was still very dry, but as we got closer to Coffin Bay it was starting to have a tinge of green about it. Leaving Coffin Bay this morning the odometer was 85541kms T'Ann. Heading towards Port Lincoln it was really noticable how much greener it was getting. It is no wonder why people rave about the Eyre Peninsular. The facilities provided for us poor old pensioners (especially the ones with tinnies) is absolutely fabulous! Most caravan parks have upgraded their ablution blocks and you can tell that...

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Nov 26, 2011 - Whyalla - Nov 24-26

After a very noisy night, the wind dropped to a degree and the drive south was not too bad. We arrived in Whyalla - steel and (used to be a)ship building city of SA - about 11am. Ended up staying for 3 nights here -is quite a large city with some magnificent views out over the Spencer Gulf. Took a run out to Iron Knob - we had passed by the other side of the mine back in April, so thought we would check out the town. It is virtually a ghost town and a lot of the homes are deserted, no shop or business was open - sad, really. The mine is...

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Around Aus in 2011

Jul 30, 2011 - Whyalla

We do like to be beside the seasideā€¦. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfNu_kOw4e8 Here we are at beautiful Whyalla. The sites at the Foreshore CP are about as close as you could get to the beach, in fact Gracie jumped onto the beach to play with another dog, fortunately her leash was only long enough for her to jump the 2 metres down to the sand. Carol only discovered this because she barkedā€¦. We had only been here years ago when everything looked rusty, the place has been cleaned up with new shopping centres nad looks quite nice. I went on...

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