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Published: October 20th 2016
Suz doing something arty with the totem and the Ceduna port
We got away from Border Village a little after 9am as the crew were telling us that the runners would take quite a while and we had 500km odd to travel to Ceduna. We had a quick stop off at a few of the lookouts over the Great Australian Bight that we missed on our first pass and ended up in windy, rainy, cold Ceduna around 5pm. The fella at the quarantine checkpoint was hilarious. I would love to tell the whole story but would hate to think I'd get him in trouble. Needless to say,I obviously have a very trustworthy face considering the scores of signs we had seen about quarantine on the way in! Legend!
A quiet night. In bed by 8.30pm I reckon. What a blouse! Although we did get fish and chips again for Amy and it was really good and, this time, reasonably priced. Although my pedantic son did have to ask if the Flake was "Bronze Whaler" or "Gummy Shark" as he does not like Bronze Whaler. WTF?!?
So the place we stayed at is next to the Ceduna airport. We suspected it wouldn't be too busy and we were right. The thing
Sand boarding at Laura Bay
we had not considered is how many bloody trains come in and out of the Ceduna seaport. For f**k sake! We were about 150m from where the 100 odd carriage trains start to brake. Had a bit of a stinker in the sleep department,needless to say.
Sunday started late. 9am odd as we struggled with the 2 1/2 hour time difference from WA. A quick look for coffee and a bit of washing that we tried to sort during showers saw the morning over. Did a quick grocery shop and then went to have a look at Denial Bay and Cactus Beach,only to realise we had a fridge and draw full of fruit and veg and the quarantine station was less than 1km from Ceduna. Bugger.
Therefore we drove the streets of Ceduna for a look, saw the port close up and then headed to Laura Bay, back down the coast of the Eyre Peninsula. Again it was a windy and rainy day after the heat of the week before but Laura Bay was lovely just the same. From there we headed further South to Smoky Bay, another spotwe skipped on the way through the first time. There is quite the jetty there that included a submerged fence to keep the swimmers safe. If it wasn't so windy we would have gone fishing to catch whatever predator it may have been!
The highlight of this little trip was that we saw two little dogs, one which was a near dead ringer for our Benji. He was a nice little fella who enjoyed a pat from me but his big (actually much smaller) sister was gorgeous. Gave me all sorts of kisses (which have been lacking due to the kids being in the tent ;-) ) and jumped in my arms. Made us all happy and sad at the same time. Benji was an awesome little fella...
On the way back to camp we grabbed some wood and settled in to a quaint little camp kitchen with Dad and Pia (who had been doing there own thing for the day, including sometime at the tavern!) for spag bol, a look at the Michael Clarke interview and then a bit of Escape to the Country
. Plus a roaring fire in the pot belly stove, that we also cooked on. Yes, I am getting old, but we had a cracking night!
Morning sees us heading East again, but this time on road we have not yet traveled. Hopefully we see some cool stuff.
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