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Published: April 2nd 2011
We settled into the Ceduna Airport CP - not the best maintained park but plenty of room with a lot of overnighters staying - the other better parks were booked out, but with our own toilet and shower it was OK and we had plenty of room to move (the other caravan parks were very full and crowded).
John checked with the Toyota dealer and has booked the car in on Monday to have it checked out.
We met a couple from Thornlie at a service station across the Nullabour and met them again at a rest stop and then they arrived at the same caravan park as us - Peter and Dianne - had a few drinks with them.
Saturday we went for a drive to Smokey Bay and Streaky Bay (down the coast from Ceduna) - both places were very pretty, especially Streaky Bay which had the pastoral country side coming down to meet the ocean and what a very clean and tidy place to visit - we had lunch overlooking the sparkling ocean.
Sunday was a quiet day just having to fill the gas bottle and to see if the fish shop was open and it
was so we bought a dozen Ceduna oysters freshly caught this morning - we had them for lunch - just bee uti full!!!!!! ($12 a dozen) We also bought some freshly caught King George Whiting ($38 for a kilo) and some Blue Maner Crabs ($14 a kilo). When we arrived back at the van a chap come over and asked if we liked crabs as he had too many and he gave us 4 Blue Maner crabs already cooked, so we ate these for afternoon an snack - just bee uti full!!!!!! as well.
The car is being looked at today so we have taken our bikes off the front of the caravan and rode into town and down to the foreshore - beautiful morning about 22degrees and no wind.
In the afternoon rode to the Bureau of Meteorology (which was just around the corner to our caravan park) for a tour.
The tour was an explanation of the way they collect information for the weather by sending up a balloon to measure the wind speeds mainly for aircraft. These balloons will soon no longer be sent up by people it will all be done by computers and
they will only need some one at these stations to fix any problems with the computers.
On Tuesday while we were waiting for the car the be fixed we visited a Wombat rescue centre and heard all about how this lady receives rescued wombats and brings them back to health. We were playing with a couple of very active wombats then we held some tiny baby wombats still needing to be bottle fed as they had lost their mothers and this lady had to feed them every 3 hours. They were so tiny and still did not have any hair, they were only about the size of our hands. It was an amazing experience but we did not get any photos as I forgot the camera.
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