Eyre Peninsula, March 2018 The wind is becoming stronger and everything is coated in a layer of dust. As soon as I wipe the benches they are gritty again. I give up. Cooking dinner outside has become a joke but the wind doesn’t seem to deter the flies. At least the washing dries within minutes. We spend another day in the van avoiding the heat and wind and locking down everything that rattles in the wind, roof hatches are jammed down extra tight and the door (opening into the wind) threatens to blow off its hinges every time we open … Continue reading Managing Wind
Eyre Peninsula, March 2018 Since Whyalla we’ve been lashed by strong winds and have rarely had a chance to put the awning out. Locks Well was calm until after sunset then strong winds buffeted the vans all bloody night. I had visions of our two rigs being blown off the cliffs and into the sea. Thus, we set ourselves up at Streaky Bay and venture into town for a look around. We sit in the pub and remark on how nice it is to at last have no wind. However, when we return to the park it is blowing a … Continue reading A Windy Coast
Yep, our neighbour caught three large crabs and he’s pretty happy. Continue reading Our neighbour’s got crabs!
Our bunch of Grey Nomads have three adjoining sites at Streaky Bay Islands Caravan Park in South Australia and we’re mighty thankful as a long weekend is coming up. “The Islands” park is only a year old and about 4kms north west of town. It is sensibly planned with spacious gravel sites overlooking the bay and room enough for a boat beside your car and van. As well there are 5 stunning private bathrooms contained within a lovely bathroom building complete with piped music, potted plants and pictures on the walls. There are two of these bathroom complexes in the … Continue reading Streaky Bay Islands Caravan Park
Murphy’s Haystacks near Streaky Bay on the Eyre Peninsula are intriguing rock formations (inselbergs) that really do look like large haystacks from a distance. Legend has it that a visiting Irish agricultural expert upon seeing the formations on the distant … Continue reading Murphy’s Haystacks
Venus Bay, SA is all blue and white. A blue bay under a bright blue sky and stark white limestone upon which the holiday houses are built. The fishing must be good as there are dozens of boat trailers on … Continue reading Venus Bay
Situated on the western coast of the Eyre Peninsula, Locks Well is two kilometres down a good bitumen road. There is a large paved parking bay for motorhomes and caravans with a breathtaking view of the Southern Ocean. The road … Continue reading Locks Well