Eyre Peninsula SA
22.11.2010 32 °C
Yesterday we arrived at Coffin Bay home of the best oysters in Oz. It was 40 degrees and it was so hot, we nearly melted. No pool at the only caravan park and seeing those large sharks prancing around the shoreline, we weren't even dipping our toes in the water. So what do you do when it is hot when you don't have airconditioning in Bertha, you go for a drive in the Bulldozerand I think we both had 3 cold showers also.
There is a great walk around the town called "The Oyster Walk" . It takes you around the bay and out to the heads. Great fishing spots and you see all of the Abalone fisherman taking off in their large boats. We saw a fishing trawler getting pumped out with fish into the back of a truck. The fish actually spurt into the air from the boat and then into the truck.
The name Coffin Bay comes from Matthew Flinders in 1802, named in honour of his British Navy friend Sir Isaac Coffin.
This is a photo of me inside the head of a five meter white pointer shark. This was caught in 1990 and is on deisplay at a service station to remind tourist what the locals are like......
They do have a sence of humor though. This is a new housing estate in the area. I don't think I could live here. The address is too much for me. (maybe Bob and Cheryl should buy a block?)
Lovely view of Coffin Bay. Nothing much in town just lots of oysters.