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Published: September 28th 2016
More sand boarding at Streaky Bay
Been a few days since i fired up the old laptop (or is it 'notebook' – I'll ask one of the young 'uns).
Well. Emus. Bugger me there are a stack of these buggers at Coffin Bay, in fact, you heard it here first, Emu capital of the world. Dad and Pia opted to have a 'lazy day' and stay in Coffin Bay township, which actually ended up being a big walk around the bay and some other messing about. This meant that my little family decided to explore the penninsula by way of the old Mav.
We saw so many Emus that the kids didn't bother mentioning it by halfway through the day. And good timing for us too as their were heaps of little chicks running about. Very cute little things being looked after by one adult. At one stage we saw one big fella with at least two dozen of the little beasts runnign behind him. It must be some sort of familial arrangement or some sortof long day care. I hope they have met or exceeded the quality standards...
It was a fun day with lots of low range, beach driving and flying down
Streaky Bay sunset
dunes on the body boards. Toeward the end of the trip we went to Sensation Beach, which had a nice little sandy hill climb in and out. A beautiful spot that we could have stayed at all day, but in the end, we spent half an hour there and headed back to camp for a lazyafternoon of swimming at the beach, cards and listening to the footy over dinner.
And then the dickheads arrived. Two young bogan couples that started off with the doof doof around 9 pm and stopping around (i think) 11 pm. And then some more of their f-wit mates turned up at 1 am with even more ordinary music blaring. Suz convinced me that it wasn't worth taking the axe up and asking them politely to turn their shit music down or even off. Instead I made as much noise in the morning as possible and hoped for the whole day that their useless suspension set ups broke and they got eaten by Emus.
We headed out with a quick stop for more sand boarding and caught up with Dad and Pia in town, then headed for Streaky Bay. Via Murphy's Haystacks, actually, that
Two lizards fighting,believe it or not
are a set of random massive boulders at the top of a grassy hill. Massive things! We went into Streaky Bay and arguably the best servo ever – it had take away Indian food. Smelt flipping brilliant. But wa passed it in for a quick head down to a camp spot at Tractors Beach riught on the bay. A nice little camp spot that we shared with some other couple that kept to themselves quietly in the opposite corner. Yay! A great camp roast pork and a listen to the Prelim between the Giants and Dogs. What a game!
A long drive today right through to 20 km past Nullabor, so around 480 km give or take. But it went well. A stop in Ceduna which is a very scenic little spot, albeit with a few problems, and we will stay there on the way back through. The highlight of the day was the whale watching place at the head of the Great Australian Bight. We saw around 10 – 12 Southern Right Whales with their calves playing next to the cliffs. It was amazing. These things weigh 60 tonnes!!!
So tonight we are at a sort of
Southern Right Whale
rest stop that has pressed into the bush and it is great! As I write this our kids are doing a sort of real life play version fo Far Cry. Apparently I just got stabbed in the throat with a machete so I wouldn't alert the others. Oh dear.
A short note to finish this off – I just noticed that the spellcheck function of this 'OpenOffice' program is rubbish. I apologise for the mistakes that I cannot be bothered fixing. The people that wrote the program have been fired. And the people that fired those people have been fired. And been replaced with Llamas...
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