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This morning Julia stayed backed at the caravan site with her grandparents. Martin, myself and the other children drove the 74 km to Whyalla. We had booked in to see the Onesteel steel works tour. This was an excellent tour of the steel works. We were taken around the site in a mini bus. After the tour we drove around town which was covered in the red dust from the ore processing. Back to the caravan park, lunch and some time ...
... port for iron ore discovered not far away in Iron Knob in 1901. It know has a large steel works and a Shale oil refining place that produces LPG.
We are here as when we were in this area 2 years ago to dive with the great White sharks and swim with Dolphins and the Tuna in Port Lincoln, we were to snorkel with the Giant Cuttlefish. Well they did not turn up for breeding in mass numbers for a couple of years but they are ...
... all her life. Daph, who still helps out in their Port Pirie hardware store that’s now owned and run by their son, very tactfully referred to Ace as my “partner”. When I said that we was wed, she laughed and told me that her son had worded her up about using politically correct terminology in the store. The Bentleys used to caravan extensively “even though we couldn’t afford it at the time” ...
... sitting room with a small library, then leads to a couple of rooms full of women’s clothing for sale. The guy who owns the place had (and perhaps still has) a clothing store in Adelaide. Nothing here is priced but nothing is expensive either. He’s happy to haggle with customers over an ice-cream or a coffee ... and he LOVES puppies, as does his staff member – a ruddy-cheeked, German fraulein here on a 6 month work visa. These two were often to be found ...
... they mostly caught carp which had to be killed, and Murray Cod which had to be returned to the river.
We returned the houseboat on Monday morning (on time and clean) and headed to Port Germein the long way - Morgan, Burra, Jamestown, Laura. There is some awesome landscape out here – the photos don't do it justice. The stupid GPS, which is set to avoid unpaved roads, took us down a gravel road between Jamestown and ...
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