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Port Broughton, SA

AT the top west coast of the Yorke Peninsula

semi-overcast 29 °C

Main street in Port Broughton

Main street in Port Broughton

Port Broughton is about 70km south of Port Pirie. It is a lovely little fishing town and the "Family First" caravan park is fantastic. It has 300 sites and is on the waterfront, 1km from town. It has a beautiful swimming pool and you can borrow crab traps and dvd's free from the office. It also has a great big jetty with running fresh water and electicity on it. You are garanteed to catch a crab here, even if it is a little small. The boats from the park go out to the Gulf of Spencer Gulf and catch huge snapper at the same place that the Cowell people do. This park is a lot cleaner than the Cowell one. We decided to stay here a week before we move on to Moonta (Port Hughes). I love the swimming pool and spend most of the day there.

Santa visited Port Broughton

Santa visited Port Broughton

We had lunch at the pub and it was very cheap and delicious. You only have the necessary shops in town, an IGA, butcher, chemist, bakery etc. The locals seem to support the local businesses well and rarely go to Port Pirie unless required. The locals are very friendly to travellers and happy to ask you about your travels and invite you for a Christmas drink.

Port Broughton Jetty

Port Broughton Jetty

We are only 171 km from Adelaide. Port Broughton is a great place to idle away time watching Pelicans, dolphins and sunsets. This is a place we will come back to with a boat.

some of the houses in Port Broughton date back to 1880

some of the houses in Port Broughton date back to 1880

Just up the road is a little "shanty"town called Fishermans Bay. The whole town is houses built by fisherman to holiday in. Most of the house owners live in Adelaide and come here for holidays.

Fishermans Bay Town

Fishermans Bay Town

Today is the start of the school holidays and we are invaded by families. We have decided to stay one more week in the Yorke Peninsula and then head to Uncle Ron's house in Adelaide for Christmas. Let the families have the Parks to themselves for a while. The kids get up very early. Earlier than I have become use to........ What a good way to live.

Posted by anne.muld 15:18 Archived in Australia Tagged peninsula yorke Comments (0)

Streaky Bay SA

On the Eyre Peninsula

sunny 25 °C

This is a great , to spend a week. We are right on the coastline and our friends, Vicky and John from Cessnock are here also. Most of the people in the park are from NSW. There are 3 couples from Macksville and it is a very, very social park. Everyone having happy hour or 3 together and sharing travelling yarns. Very homely. There is plenty of wild life around. Yesterday afternoon, we had a 2 metre shark just out the front about 50 metres entertain us all. Noone would go out and see if it was a White Pointer or a Tiger Shark. The more we drunk, the bigger it got. Entertained the Caravan Park folk for hours. The locals swim in a shark cage built off the jetty.

A map of where Streaky Bay is on the Eyre Peninsular SA

A map of where Streaky Bay is on the Eyre Peninsular SA

The pelicans live out the front of our van as the neighbours feed them after there daily catch. The pelicans never move from that spot.

Lazt Pelicans never leave

Lazt Pelicans never leave

The coastline is very rugged and the wheat farms are right to the coast. The oysters are the best we've ever had and very resonably priced. There are sealions everywhere and very happy to have there photo taken. They seem to sunbake most of the day. There are dolphin schools also. The native widelife is very abundant.

Lazy sealions

Lazy sealions

Tony having lunch with a view.

Tony having lunch with a view.

Tony having lunch with a view.

The drives around this area are very isolated. There is plenty of lizzards on the roads but no kangaroos, or farms. It seems to be a fishing area and the local seafood is very cheap and great quality. You can have fish and chips anywhere in town for $7.50. Tony says why bother fishing........

great coastline view with easy access for tourists

great coastline view with easy access for tourists

The bikes are getting a workout here.

Posted by anne.muld 20:01 Archived in Australia Tagged australia south peninsula eyre Comments (0)

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