Coffin Bay to Port Lincoln


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April 1st 2010
Published: April 1st 2010
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29-3-10 Up & packed up this morning & we decided to stop & see The Haystacks about 40 kms from Streaky Bay. It was fascinating, these big rocks sticking out of the ground in the middle of nowhere shaped like haystacks. We got out of the car & Annie was still not well, she was quiet all day, wandered around the Haystacks & found a few more in the trees, it was good. Today is cool & we are dreading heading down to Port Lincoln as it is a lot cooler down there. We headed off & stopped at Port Kenny , not much there & then went on to Woolshed Cave & The Tub, talk about a beautiful spot, the colours in the granite were grat & we walked into the cave & Cheryl caught me as I was just about to slip in the water (dam feet). The Tub was a big hole in the cliffs & the water got in from underneath. We then pushed on to Elliston & had lunch there. We then called into Locks wells Beach & camping spot, but the vans had to park right up the top car park & there was 300 steps to the bottom. Cheryl & I went for a walk & I was not watching where I was going & I was confronted by a lizard snarling at me with the biggest mouth open, we both screamed & were very careful where we walked. We encountered another lizard but stayed well away from it. We went to the top of the stairs & we both said we weren’t walking down there. We pushed on & we decided to stay at Coffin Bay Lookout (573in the camps book), but when we got there , there was a no camping sign. We were really tired by this time we had done 400 km today. The boys suggested staying at “The Coffin Bay Cemetery” just down the road with a big car park. Well us girls had a fit, but we did it. You should have heard the jokes & the songs we were singing. Mind you we locked the door after dark & made sure we were gone early in case there was a funeral. If we got caught we were going to say we were long lost relatives & we wanted to make sure we made it to the funeral. We kept Annie tied up so she didn’t go digging anything up. We played cards & had an unusual night.30-3-10 Up early & we only had to go 36km to Port Lincoln, so we had a look around Coffin Bay, which is a nice fishing town. Into Port Lincoln & we stayed a night at North Shields, & did the washing, cleaning & shopping & stocked up on water. Planning to spend Easter at Louth Bay (568 in camps book) we took a run out there & it was filling up so we decided to get there early in the morning. 31-3-10 All packed up & on the road we only had to go 12 km today. We got to Louth Bay & there was a wiz bang leaving so we waited to get into the spots as he was parked in the middle. We went for a walk on the jetty while waiting & then the beach. It is a great spot, has toilets, water, garbage, we are the only two spots with cement slabs & are a bit more private. We set up & Cheryl & I went into P L to get a couple of things & the boys went fishing. Den caught 3 squid & Tony caught 3 Tommy Ruff‘s, it’s really good Tony knows heaps about fishing & Den’s learnt a lot from him. Calamari for tea tomorrow night. We had happy hour & the boys went to try their luck again at dusk, but did not catch any thing. It is a lot warmer at Louth Bay as we are sheltered from the wind , it was 24 deg today. Sorry 2 pages of photos



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