THE EAST COAST OF EYRE PENINSULA!!
Trip Start Oct 05, 2009
325Trip End Oct 31, 2013
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JOURNEY:Port Lincoln, Louth Bay, Tumby Bay- 100kms
WEATHER: Sunny, warm and gorgeous
At Port Lincoln with grocery shopping and re-fuelling achieved, we parked by Makybe Diva on the foreshore, for coffee and food and then stopped by The Fresh Fish Place to get oysters and prawns; why not buy some fresh flathead for dinner? And so we did.
It was not far to Louth Bay, a $5 pn camp spot where we planned to spend the night but all sites were occupied and it was not as special as our notes in Camp 5 described.
So back on the Lincoln Highway, we called in at Tumby Bay and decided to spend $27 on an unpowered site in the caravan park- it was some time since we had done any laundry and a hot shower would be great. We had a space away from the powered sites which were crowded, with a view of the sea and on grass- we were happy.
Lunch was oysters for Kath and prawns for Sheila who doesn't like oysters at all!! We shared a very cold Coopers Pale Ale and sat facing the sea in the afternoon breeze, laundry done and showers relished!
Tumby Bay has a gorgeous 10 km sandy beach and a coastal trail through restored dune vegetation. We walked to town after lunch and admired the wide streets and interesting architecture, and of course the obligatory jetty.
We enjoyed the story of the very senior lady manning the "op shop" who had had an interesting life in the area. We bought an excellent book, The Great Fire, and 5 lemons from her for $2 and that included a tip! Lemons had been a $1 each in the seafood place in Port Lincoln! A real find!!
That night we watched the full moon arise from the horizon over the ocean- orange red and huge and what a spectacle to behold!
We cooked the fresh flathead fish for dinner and we thought we were pretty lucky to have the privilege of the wanderer’s life. A restful over night sleep completed a happy day.