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Port Lincoln

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  • Day50

    Port Lincoln, Australia

    February 5, 2015 in Australia

    February 4.
    Port Lincoln is primarily known for it's tuna business and oysters. Jeff was brave enough to have a big plate of their famous oysters at 9:30 in the morning! The landscape is more like what I expected Australia to look like with it's sandy, scrubby hillsides. It was a short stop of about 4 hours so we all took the opportunity to walk about 6 miles on ground that wasn't moving.
    The evening brought a special treat. If you give the chef 24 hours notice, they will prepare any type of meal you would like. Since we have enjoyed so many ethnic and local meals on the ship, we asked for a Philippine meal-it was fantastic! And served by our favorite Philippine waiter.
    We are now sailing through the Great Australian Bight which is an expanse of windswept sea that is known for it's roughness. It is calm as can be and we are happy! The captain seems to be making a beeline west to get past it as quick as possible. We have heard that the temperature at our next port, Perth, is 101 degrees. Not a complaint, just an observation!
    The second photo below was in the "bait" section of the convenience store.
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  • Day48

    Am 02.04.2018 ging es also weiter nach "Port Lincoln". Hier angekommen informierten wir uns in der Touristeninfo über den Besuch des "Port Lincoln National Park", für den wir auch gleich den Eintritt bezahlen mussten. Nach einem Café-Besuch kauften wir uns in einem Angelshop das einfachste Equipment, um in den kommenden Tagen mal unser Glück mit der einfachsten Angelmethode (die wir in Kambodscha kennengelernt haben) zu versuchen. Denn wenn wir eins bisher festgestellt haben, dann ist es der Fakt, dass jedes noch so kleine und trostlose Nest definitiv einen Caravanpark, einen Golfplatz, ein Café und eine öffentliche Toilette hat und wenn dieses am Meer oder einem See liegt, der natürlich nicht gerade trocken sein sollte, kann man angeln! 😉
    Im Anschluss ging es in den Nationalpark, als erstes zum "Mary Ellis Wreck Beach", wo wir durch und über riesige Sanddünen wandern konnten, die uns ein wenig an unsere Wüstennacht in Indien erinnerten. Als nächstes unternahmen wir eine kleine Wanderung zum "Stamford Hill Monument", von wo aus wir einen Rundumblick über den Nationalpark und "Port Lincoln" selbst genossen. Die Nacht verbrachten wir im Zentrum "Port Lincoln's", allerdings war diese schon früh am Morgen des 03.04.2018 beendet, da die Kehrmaschine Kreise um uns fuhr. Nach dem Frühstück verabschiedeten wir uns von "Port Lincoln" und fuhren, mit Zwischenstopp in "Coffin Bay", weiter zum nächsten Ziel auf unserer Route. Nachdem wir, wie schon so oft, eine dieser fiesen Schotterpisten von 18km hinter uns gebracht hatten, erreichten wir "Greenly Beach". Die beschwerliche Anfahrt hatte sich definitiv gelohnt, denn der Ausblick an diesem Ort war wunderschön. Wir unternahmen eine Wanderung am Strand entlang, um zu den "Rock Pools" zu gelangen, in denen wir eine Abkühlung nehmen konnten. Der Stellplatz für die Nacht bis zum 04.04.2018 war definitiv mit einer der schönsten und könnte man diesen wunderbaren Anblick des Sternenhimmels bildlich festhalten, hätten wir es getan.
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  • Day85

    Nach einem letzten Beachday in Adelaide haben wir eine Nacht auf einem gratis Camping Platz kurz vor Port Augusta übernachtet.💤
    Port Augusta war jetzt nicht so unglaublich sehenswert, weshalb wir eigentlich nur durch gefahren sind und uns auf den Weg die Küste runter nach Port Lincoln gemacht haben.
    Dort haben wir direkt am Strand an einer Picknick-Area unseren Gaskocher ausgepackt und mit Meerblick Mittag gegessen!😋
    Danach haben wir uns Taucherbrille und Schnorchel gekauft und sind tauchen gewesen! Ich liebe das so!😍🐠🐟
    Wir haben sogar eine Qualle gesehen! Sind danach dann aber ganz schnell ausm Wasser raus...😂🤷🏽‍♀️
    Weiter ging’s dann die Küste wieder hoch nach „Streaky Bay“. Ein sehr ruhiges Städtchen, welches an einen typischen Sommerurlaubsort erinnert. 💭
    Zum Übernachten sind wir dann noch weiter hoch nach „Ceduna“ gefahren.
    Sehr komischer Ort.
    Sehr komische und gruselige Leute.
    Aber der letzte Ort in der Zivilisation vor den Nullarbor Plains. Dort haben wir einen schönen Sonnenuntergang genossen und haben über Nacht Kraft getankt für die kommende Strecke durch die Wüste. 🌞
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  • Day52

    Port Lincoln, Australia

    February 4, 2015 in Australia

    Port Lincoln is just across the bay from Adelaide and is a much more "frontier" town then Adelaide. It fashions itself as the "Seafood Capital of Australia" and houses the main tuna fishing fleet. The fishing boats go out into the Southern Ocean off the coast and find the big schools of tuna and corral them with nets. Then instead of bring them in they haul the nets out of the ocean to the bay around Port Lincoln where they feed the tuna and, I suppose, wait for the price to go up and then harvest then for sushi in Japan mainly. It is a very interesting operation and you can actually get in the pens and swim with the tuna. They say the nets not only keep the tuna in but the great white sharks out which does seem to be a plus since they are also famous for their great whites. You can swim with them in cages if you want as well. Needless to say Nancy did not do any of these and while I did want to cage dive with the sharks time did not permit us to do it on this trip so maybe next time. :-)
    They are also famous for some horse that was kind of like our Sectretariat called Mykabe Diva. They also train some of their horses on the long beach in the front of town. We saw the one below doing "wind sprints" down the beach and then cooling off in the ocean water.
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  • Day49

    Port Lincoln

    March 22 in Australia

    Finally the wind has stopped and we arrived in Port Lincoln on a beautiful warm and sunny day. Stopped on a farm on the way that had their own butcher-absolutely fabulous meat so we stocked up the fridge and freezer. Will be going back before we leave to re-stock after spending a few days here. Thank you to our wonderful hosts, Michael, Simone and Clay Bertram who let us park the van up out the front of their place and took us crabbing on the boat. Had a feast on the Saturday night of crabs, fish and calamari-just delicious-thanks to our wonderful chef, Michael.Read more

  • Day14

    Port Lincoln

    March 15 in Australia

    Situated on Boston Bay, one of the largest protected natural harbours in the world, in fact three times the size of Sydney Harbour. The natural deep water harbour makes Port Lincoln attractive to large bulk carriers.
    Port Lincoln is also known as the " Seafood capital of Australia " where you can enjoy mouth watering seafood, as well as interact with the amazing sea life from cage diving with the Great Whites, to watching playful Australian sea lions. The town is the ideal base from which to explore the scenic coastline and beaches, and enjoy a myriad of experiences including sailing, scuba diving, kayaking, paddle boarding, surfing, fishing or if the fish aren't biting there are plenty of galleries, museums, shops and restaurants to pass the time.
    The foreshore is also home to a life size bronzed statue of the famous mare , Melbourne Cup three time winner Makybe Diva. The mare owned by Tony Santic, who was a local tuna fisherman. We took Mawson along and let him experience sitting on the super mare.
    The mosaic couch is a peaceful contemplation, conversation and connection artwork. Mawson Sat himself down waiting to experience the scerenity.
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  • Day322

    Port Lincoln

    October 25, 2017 in Australia

    Stayed 4 nights unpowered at a great caravan park on the water at Port Lincoln. Chose a good spot with no neighbours which turned out to be a pretty cool place to work for a couple of days.

    We checked out the sights including Winter Hill lookout, statues of Capt Flinders and his cat and Makybe Diva, and celebrated Marg's 50th birthday (again) at a nice restaurant at the marina.

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