Then we drove out to Point Gibbon, not far from Cowell. We found a spot right by the beach all to ourselves which was just beautiful and a great place to have dinner...
We drove out to Shultz's Quandong Farm which we had seen advertised (Quandong are a fruit). We were met by a sweet old lady who showed us around her garden, aviary and house. We also tried some of her Quandong jam. Dave and I both felt like we were visiting our Nana and just wanted to give her a hug when we left!
We rove back to our spot at Point Gibbon for another night. We went fishing and Dave was very proud to catch his first fish of our trip! What a ripper!
We relaxed on the beach with a bottle of Coopers Pale between us and a hearty dinner of Baked Beans.... this is the life!!
..and were treated to a beautiful sunset (notice the Space Pig?!)..
The next morning Dave awoke early to go fishing again. He manged to catch a slightly bigger fish this time - a mullet.
We took it down to some caravans at the other end of the beach and a nice man showed us how to fillet it properly as neither Dave nor I had ever learnt to do it (Dad's job!)
We stopped at Port Neill and found a BBQ to cook up the fish with some fried potatoes - Awesome!!!
We saw a wedding taking place at the foreshore and felt sorry for them as it was blowing an absolute gale - much worse than at our wedding!
We drove out to the marina where we had dinner and stopped for the night. In the morning we headed to the Maritime Museum and watched a re-enactment of the first landing which was quite entertaining.
We drove out to Coffin Bay where we found some clean drinkng water and SHOWERS. They were cold showers but since it was a nice day that didn't bother us too much. We went to the market there and bought a doz farm fresh eggs for $3 - bargain!
We then drove on to Cape Donnington and stopped for lunch at September Beach. The lady at the info centre had recommended this spot and it was wonderful - being a weekday there was not another soul there and it was a great spot for a skinny dip!!!
It was raining all day so we were pretty car bound, but ended up heading to Lock Wells Beach after speaking to a couple we met at the jetty in Elliston who said it was a beautiful spot and a great place to catch salmon. Well they weren't wrong, the view was spectacular and a wonderful place to cook up dinner with a view...
Check them out from the bottom!!! Note the platform up the top to the right - that was where we had breakfast - what a view!!
Monument to a nun that drowned
We stopped at Venus Bay and saw some pelicans.
We drove out to Baird Bay which has been widely publicised as the place to go to swim with the sea lions but there wasn't much to see (this is for you Jamie!)
We had a drive around some lovely bays and ended up at Streaky Bay which is a lovely town. In the morning we went down to the foreshore and cooked up a feast of scrambled eggs on toast.
Streaky Bay Jetty
From there we drove on to Ceduna which is where I am writing from. We are staying in a Big4 Camp which means power, washing and SHOWERS!!!
From here we are making the trip across the mighty Nullabor which we plan to do over a couple of days. Tomorrow or the morning after we should cross over the border into Western Australia. There is a border checkpoint and you are not allowed to take any fruit or veges over the border in case of fruit flies or other pests. But...shock horror... you are not allowed to take over HONEY either - something to do with spores. We have about 1/3 of a jar of Clems honey left and we are devastated that we have to bin it before we go (or else gorge ourselves on sugar!). Dave did mention possibly stashing it in his clothes.. Does it sound to anyone else like we're trying to smuggle drugs across the border, not honey?
Hope you're enjoying the blog, til next time all