South Australia: Yorke Peninsula and Port Augusta

(11/4/2018 – 14/4/2018)

We checked in to Port Vincent Foreshore Caravan Park for a few days where Andrew and Mitchell tried their luck with the fishing on the east coast of Yorke Peninsula.   

From Port Vincent we drove down the coast stopping at Stansbury for lunch and some fishing.    Mitchell was very excited when he caught a squid on the jetty!!!

Later that day we then continued further down the coast stopping at Wool Bay and then Edithburgh where they caught more squid!!!

Success today in catching something!!!  Mitch is becoming quite the fisherman and Andrew has now taught him how to clean squid.

 

Wool Bay

The Wool Bay Lime Kiln was built between 1900 and 1910.  The kiln was built to burn lime which was then used as building mortar and exported to Adelaide.  The kiln was not a commercial success as the cliff top location and variations in wind conditions caused problems.   The lime industry declined in the 1950’s and the kiln remains as one of the few still in reasonable condition.

Edithburg Jetty
Edithburgh Jetty

The next day we met another travelling family at the caravan park so we had drinks with them in the afternoon whilst Mitchell ran around with their kids!!

We had a lovely  few days on the Yorke Peninsula, seems like a popular holiday spot for families with fishing, surfing and swimming.  There are lots of coastal and national park walking and cycling trails.

Covering more than 500 kilometres is “Walk the Yorke” which offers the glorious outdoors and spectacular views along the Yorke Peninsula coastline.

Example of a ‘Walk the Yorke’ sign

On Friday we packed up and drove for about 3 hours up to Port Augusta.   We stopped at Port Augusta Sports Club camping area ($10.00) for an overnight stay.   Later than afternoon a huge dust storm rolled through!!!!    We had dinner and drinks at the Sports Club that night.

On Saturday morning we left Port Augusta and drove north to the Flinders Ranges National Park which was about a 3 hour drive.

(11/4/2018 – 14/4/2018)

 

 

2 thoughts on “South Australia: Yorke Peninsula and Port Augusta”

  1. You are certainly covering some klm’s. The squid looked a good size, how good is Mitchell catching and cleaning them, does he eat squid? I hope you continue having a safe journey. x

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    1. Thanks Lorretta. I know, Mitchell is just loving his fishing. He loves squid!!!! Thank you, we are currently at Carnarvon, heading to Ningaloo Reef tomorrow where we are setting up to camp right on the beach for a week. We have booked a tour to swim with the Whale Sharks next Friday from Exmouth. xoxo

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