Port Lincoln Hotel
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- Minbar in room
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Banquet room
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This will be a very short blog. We've spent the last 48 hours in a little town (population ~15,000) called Port Lincoln. The reason for coming here was to do some cage diving with Great White Sharks.
Unfortunately our timing sucked. Up until 2 weeks ago when a pod of Killer Whales came through the area, Calypso Diving (our tour operator) …
... seal colony is based here. The Baleen Blowhole at Cape Carnot is a spectacular feature displaying the power of the sea. The name comes from Baleen being Latin for whalebone.
We returned home to the caravan park via Winter Hill which is a high point overlooking Port Lincoln and across Boston Bay/Island. It had been a tiring but enjoyable 'touring adventure you will long remember' as promised by the tourist brochure ...
... around cliff tops provided views of beautiful bays and rocky limestone cliffs. One spot near Streaky Bay we saw sea lions basking in the sun and playing in the shallow pools between smooth granite rocks. The country side was quite amazing with wheat fields on one side of the road and the ocean on the other. It was here we saw Murphy's Haystacks; huge granite outcrops in the middle of a field collectively called isle bergs with some having similar shape to boulders ...
... Great White Sharks. I have been wanted to do this since before I even got to Aus, so it has been a long time waiting but was totally worth it. We had to get up at 5, as we were heading out on the boat 6 as it was a 3 hour drive to where we would be doing the shark dive.
The drive out was really choppy, like loads of people were being sick and I did really feel for them, but I couldn't help it but find it really calming and it ...
... heard it all before, a few more ventured into the water but the biggest of the seals stayed where they were, laying on the beach in the sun. The sea lions are very cumbersome on land but are quick and graceful in the water. They are very cheeky and swim right up to you and peer at you through your mask and then are gone in an instant. At times there were four or five seals swimming around me, some doing backflips and others swimming on their sides, ...