On the mid eastern coast of the Yorke Peninsula SA
12.12.2010 23 °C
We wanted to see what the eastern coast was like on the Yorke Peninsular, so we made our way to Ardrossan. This peninsula is similar to the Eyre Peninsula except the towns are usually a bit larger. Ardrossan is 90k away from Adelaide directly, and 150k by road. So you could say if you had very good binoculars you could see Adelaide accross the water.
Coastline of Adrossan.
Adrossan is a sleepy quiet town where a lot of South Australians retire. There doesn't seem to be too many children around. The caravan parks also are quiet, this is unusual for school holiday time.
The main shopping centre has sufficent shops with a famous bakery "open 8 days per week". Hmmm Hmmm
Ardrossan main street.
We went to one of the two hotels for a counter lunch on Sunday. It was very delicious and reasonable. Over the past six months since we have been on the road, I think we have been out for meals perhaps 10 times in total. In Western Australia, it was fairly expensive to eat out so it was out of the question. The prices are know beginning to be more reasonable.
This Peninsula is mainly grain farming like the Eyre Peninsula. You see lost of vast yellow country side with few large native trees.has silos on the bay.
There is also one great big jetty here. It has plenty of sqid ink painted all over it and lots of people crabbing on it. This town brags about the plentiful crabs and fish around.
Aerial view of Ardossan town.
We will stay here for 2 nights as I'm eager to go to Adelaide and stay in a house with my Uncle for a few weeks over Christmas. We have lived in Big Bertha for six months now and I think I need the comforts of a bit more space. When the weather is really hot, vanning life is wonderful as you find a swimming spot and you know your on holidays, but the weather on the southern parts of Australia are weird. Raining one day, warm the next and it is the Christmas season and I love seeing all the shops decorated. I think Í'm getting a tad homesick!
After spending a few weeks in Adelaide, we need to be back in Newcastle by the 16/1/2011 as we are House and pet sitting for some friends for a couple of weeks. We have decided to do Victoria and The Great Ocean Drive another time. We will probably go home through Echuca, Vic. as I love that little town on the Murray.
Looking forward to Adelaide and tram transport for a while. Next blogg is Adelaide at Christmas, I can't wait!!!!