Day 64 - Marion Bay

Trip Start Sep 07, 2010
Trip End Jan 31, 2011

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Went for a walk after breakfast. It was threatening rain and didn't amount to more than drizzle. We took a spin around a nuish subdivision that was opposite the caravan park. Some really nice homes have been built in the area. Mostly cladded homes not many brick and tile. Most are within a stone's throw of the ocean.

We proceeded out to a headland south of the park then doubled back. The coast line is amazing around this part of the world – very picturesque.

We made up some lunch and hooped inn the car and headed for the Innes National Park which is only 6km up the road and forms the southern most tip of the Yorke Peninsula. The road goes for about 24km bitumen road with various spots to pull in to see the coast line, gypsum mining centre where a number of homes had been restored. We did a walking trail around the township. The track took us past a lake which is the result of the mining activities. Stenhouse jetty for loading onto ships. It was quite an interesting story.

Some of the locations along the coast were really spectacular, in particular, the lighthouse and headland at West Cape and the view back to Pondalowie Bay. The water was a vibrant blue. We saw a couple of wallabies and a pair of skinks on the walk back from the lighthouse which sat up on a cliff.

Anyway, we highly recommend a visit to the National Park to anyone who is in the region. The Yorke Peninsula has been the highlight of out trip to date with respect to natural scenery.

After returning to the van park Greg went for a fish down to Stenhouse Bay jetty. Not a lot of herring around but he did manage to hook a pink snapper that was actually out of season. The fish was probably a good 7-8lb but it broke off when the line got caught around a bolt that sticking out of the jetty. Anyway it provided a bit of excitement. At one point Greg was the only person there which was a bit eerie.
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Tracey Slattery on

Just beautiful, it looks so relaxing.....I want that Red phone box, how cool!

Don Compagnoni on

Saw the photo of the lizards and thought we call them Shingleback Lizards in Qld but Google tells us they are members of the skink family so guess we are both right. Great scenery. A hot day here today so you better make the best of those cool days.

ange & rob on

well you are having better weather than us. since mom and dad have been here, its rained every day. beth nearly finished school. grad on wednesday. do you still want us to have dusty? just let us know. enjoying the blog, got friends doing one in canada. great to see all the different places. love ange & rob

Rob & Ange Ore on

Hi to you both,

Sorry its been a while, just been catching up with the travel blog and I have to say its a real credit to you both - you should take up travel writing for a living. Some cracking photographs on the blog - keep it coming we say, all our love,

Rob & Ange.

Stay safe

Addys on

Love the photos of Spencer Bay. It reminds us of some of the coastline of Tassie - very isolated and deserted. Glad you are enjoying the trip and we are enjoying reading the posts about your travels!

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