Three days by the sea

Trip Start Jul 25, 2012
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Where I stayed
North Shields Caravan Park

Flag of Australia  , South Australia,
Friday, December 28, 2012

Tourist information centre phoned around and couldn't find any accommodation in the immediate vicinity of Port Lincoln either so, I had to take the only available park situated beside a service station 16km, north of Port Lincoln.

I parked the van and walked into the shop and was confronted with a real 'ding-dong'. I explained that I had been sent there via the information centre and she just looked at me with a strange expression and said 'did they'?. Yes they rang you and booked me in for three days. Oh! Ok! So she proceeded to fill out the form and to write my name and registration number took ages then to work out the fee for three nights...O.M.G. She is not a young school kid working her first job...she would have to be in her forty's.. After about an hour I needed to use the bathroom and went across only to find you need a KEY to get in, oops didn't give me one did she? I would definitely put her into the  'ten cents short of a dollar' category.  

The park is right on the shoreline, but there is no beach access due to the effects of erosion that have washed the edges away creating an uneven and dangerous walkway that has been fenced off to avoid any serious accidents. The only access to a small sandy area is via a pleasant stroll/walk in the opposite direction towards the boat ramp. As the dogs and I both need the exercise any distance is better than none... lol

 
     
Railway Station
 
Port Lincoln is a city in the Australian state of South Australia. It is a coastal city on Boston Bay at the southern extremity of the Eyre Peninsula. It is the largest city in the West Coast region, and is located approximately 280 kilometres (straight line - 646 km by road) from the capital city Adelaide. The city is reputed to have the most millionaires per capita in Australia.
The Eyre Peninsula has been home to Aboriginal people for thousands of years, with the Nauo (south western Eyre), Barngarla (eastern Eyre), Wirangu (north western Eyre) and Mirning (far western Eyre) being the predominant original cultural groups present at the time of the arrival of Europeans (Tindale 1974 in DEH 2004a; SATC 1999).British naval explorer Matthew Flinders discovered the harbour in February 1802. Because of its particularly good harbour, he named it PortLincoln after his Lincolnshire. 
It is thought that only the lack of a reliable nearby water supply stopped Port Lincoln becoming the state capital of the future South Australia. Even as a small town, Port Lincoln outgrew its fresh water supplies, which is now supplied mostly from the underground aquifers to the south of Port Lincoln although recently the great water supply system on Eyre Peninsula has been connected to Murray water via the addition of a link from Kimba to Whyalla to connect into the Morgan to Whyalla pipeline water.


Port Lincoln Harbour

 
 
Tuna Farm Port Lincoln

 

 

Great White  (cage diving Port Lincoln)               Not for the faint hearted...




 
 
 
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