Day 68

Trip Start Sep 23, 2012
Trip End Ongoing

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Today we decided to explore around Streaky Bay a bit more. First stop was the Eyre Waterhole so called as Edward John Eyre (explorer) stopped there for water during his1840 expedition East to Albany WA. We continued on to Murphy's Haystacks to see a granite rock formation resembling haystacks. They were rounded, larger at the top and contained more tafones.
The temperature steadily rose to the mid 30s so we decided to continue onto Sceale Bay (pronounced scale) across seemingly endless kilometres of unsealed road. The destination was scenic but not worth the trouble. We visited Back Beach and were fortunate enough to see more dolphins at play. We had planned for a swim but it was rocky, deep and the scene of a shark attack only a couple of months earlier. The shark leapt out of the water and straight at the surfer who fortunately survived. Further down that unsealed road were Whistling Rock and the Blowhole. The waves crash underneath the crevice of the rock and it whistled as the water goes out. The blowhole was a non event.
After lunch we visited the Shell petrol station that had a replica of the largest White Pointer Shark ever caught before they were protected. It was five metres long and almost as long as the caravan.
During the afternoon we relaxed in the water playing beach cricket and frisbee. Water activities were the go as the flies seemed reluctant to follow us in the water. Streaky Bay flies are very determined and once they find you they go into ear, on the inside of your sunnies or up your nose! The Bushman spray came in handy!
The girls played with their new friends and after much effort managed to snare four chocolate bars in the machine with the arm. The simple things! They finished the day with 'gang up chasey' in the dark. Who needs computer games?
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