We drove up the road and had a look at Stenhouse Bay Jetty and decided we would do the walk tomorrow morning
. We then drove along the road stopping to look at some shipwrecks on the beach at the base of some cliffs. There is not much to see but you could still see a little of them. We called into have a look at the town of Inneston – this is where we actually read about the history of the area. In the early 1900's they used to mine gypsum and ship it out from Stenhouse Bay Jetty and the town of Inneston was quite a thriving little town. During the 1930’s it all closed down but you still have remnants of the township and they have also done up some of the cottages so that they can be rented out. Once we did our walk around we headed to have a look at the other campground we were thinking of staying at, Pandolowie. It was nice, a lot further in than where we were, the toilets were nicer but I think we decided we were happy where we were. We called into a little fishing type village in the NP which we thought was quite unique and Dion drove onto the beach to turn around – the kids thought it was great.
We headed back to the van, calling into the Rhino Tavern on the way and booking in for dinner there tomorrow night. Back at the van we cooked tea and then went to bed listening to the wind pick up and get stronger. For another night it seemed we were going to sleep listening to the waves crash on the beach.
Tomorrow we are taking the kids to do some walks and see what else we do.
Till Next Time
Stats for Today Money Spent $136.38
Fuel Cost at Marion Bay $1.343/L
After breakfast we packed up (after Dion paying) and headed off on our way. Our first stop was the town of Moonta, this is quite a thriving little town and one of its main attractions is The Cornish Kitchen where they make Cornish Pasties. This was our morning tea come early lunch stop before we headed further down the Peninsula. We called into Minlaton and bought a few groceries before heading for Marion Bay. We decided we would stay at Stenhouse Bay in the Innes National park, so after putting a bit of fuel in we headed to the information centre to pay our fees. The office was shut so we did our self-registration for 2 days/nights. We arrived at Stenhouse Bay to find only 2 other lots of campers so had plenty of room to choose from. We had a light snack before heading off to investigate the National Park.