02.12.2010 33 °C
It was with much regret we decided to leave Tumby Bay. We stayed 8 nights in this lovely quaint town. As it was the first official day of summer, we decided to go back and have another look at Port Lincoln. We needed to stock Bertha up with supplies and the weather was fantastic for a lovely drive on the coastal road back. Previously we drove up on the inland road. The drive was great with a mixture of wheat on one side of the highway and ocean on the other.
We went shopping at Port Lincoln Coles and whil looking for a jam to purchase, this gentleman told us that you can't get a better brand than "Anathoth", it is made in New Zealand and is preservative free. He has been to the small factory himself. So we purchased the jam and yes he is right, it is lovely. We bumped into Bruce and Bonnie a few times in Coles. After leaving Coles we drove to the fish warehouse, down towards the harbour. We wanted to purchase some Coffin Bay oysters and see if they were as good as the Ceduna ones we had before. Whilst in the fish markets, Bonnie and Bruce were there also shopping. They invited us back to their place for coffee and lunch. They live in Adelaide but they are staying on their yacht at the Marina. Well why not. So we went back on the "Freedom Now" and had a lovely time hearing of there sailing adventures.
Freedom Now was built in the UK in 1985. She is a very luxurious and was purchased by Bonnie and Bruce, in the USA a few years later. She was shipped over to Australia on the "SS Tampa". Bonny and Bruce have sailed for quite some time and they manage sailing by themselves mostly.
The "Freedom Now" has 2 bedrooms both with ensuites, and has a great timber furniture throughout the living areas. Very cosy.
To view more about "Freedom Now"and Bonnie & Bruce's adventures visit www.bbmarriott.blogspot.com
After having a delicious lunch and great company, we drove back to Tumby for our last night there. The next day we moved up the caost to Cowell and the Franklin Harbour. This also is a great fishing spot and another quaint country town with great craft shops.