Day 64 - Marion Bay
Trip Start Sep 07, 2010
91Trip End Jan 31, 2011
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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
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.