Tumby Bay

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  • Day46

    Tumby Bay, Australia

    April 2, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Am 31.03.2018 ging es von "Port Augusta" mit kurzen Zwischenstopps in "Whyalla", "Cowell" und "Arno Bay" zu unserer kleinen, 'privaten' Oase - "Tumby Bay". Hier fanden wir einen wirklich tollen Stellplatz, den wir, bis auf kurzweilige Besucher, ganz für uns allein genießen konnten. Mit einem Barbecue (übrigens auch so eine tolle Sache hier in Australien, dass es an vielen öffentlichen Plätzen Barbecues gibt, die zur freien Verfügung stehen), Wasser und Toiletten hatten wir quasi unser eigenes Reich. Es gab einen kleinen Aussichtsturm und herrliche Sonnenuntergänge. Da wir uns hier so wohl fühlten, blieben wir gleich zwei Nächte und ließen einfach ein wenig die Seele baumeln, bevor wir am 02.04.2018 die Weiterreise nach "Port Lincoln" antraten.Read more

  • Day10

    Tumby Bay

    June 16 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    Relaxing day in Tumby Bay. Went to the Museum first which was really interesting. Lunch at the Seabreeze, a quick jetty walk and a bit of op shopping for Mum. Well, I needed a bowl to cook Oscars butterscotch pudding! Very sweet little town, with an awesome bakery!Read more

  • Day24

    Tumby Bay

    February 25, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    Very cute little town with a beautiful beach and jetty lots of art on buildings and silo.. some better than others. A very nice very friendly bakery. Wayyyyy tooooo muchhhhh sauce on my pie... was very delish tho.Read more

  • Day8

    Family in Tumby

    November 24 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 17 °C

    We all headed off to the town for coffee at Tumby Bay Bakery. Ian has had a very sore back/ shoulder since we left home. It seems to be getting slightly better, but only with the aid of panadol osteo and neuraphine. After coffee we called into the local museum. Frankie and I waited outside. Frankie lay down outside the door, so he could listen to Ian talking. Very cute! Ian found evidence that his mum had attended the school here, but only for a year. The family seemed to be based more in Port Lincoln. The museum gave Ian some relevant photocopies, and the promise of a school photograph tomorrow
    We bought a couple of steaks from the present butcher, who uses foodland to sell his ware. Steak and chips tonight! I spoke to Stephen. Both Tillie and Belle have covid. I also contacted both of them, and judging by the jolly video they sent me, they are both pretty well
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  • Day5

    Tumby marina

    November 21 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Sunday morning fryup! Bit cloudy today, but no rain! We met Caroline and Sparky this morning. Sparky is an Australian Terrier, and doesn't like eating much, spends time on his back legs and likes to jump on people. Sounds like another dog i know!
    We walked into town and visited foodland then Frankie and I walked in the opposite direction. Lots of shacks, some for sale, but they were proper shacks....then we rounded a corner! A marina, and houses that where never going to be classed as anything but mansions!
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  • Day6

    Port lincoln day trip

    November 22 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 18 °C

    Frankie and I headed off for our morning walk. Again we discovered another side of Tumby Bay. Huge blocks for sale.....doesn't that imply that things are looking up here. We drove to Port Lincoln after our walk. Ian is very uncomfortable with upper back shoulder pain. We had coffee/ then I called into the Bay Store, and bought a tea towel i also called into the shop beside. I tried on a VERY expensive jacket. Didn't buy...clap on the back for me. Back in Tumby...we had to go to physio for Ian's shoulder. 3 weeks waiting list. Hopefully tomorrow will be better. Spoke to Julie Lang tonight...Read more

    Top End Treading

    Frankie and the Cat

  • Day10

    Coffin Bay

    November 26 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    It was a wild and windy night, with heavy rain thrown into the mix for good measure. Neither Ian nor I slept much, listening to the wind rock the van. On my early morning toilet stop with Frankie i noticed a cruise ship in the bay. It was such an unexpected and unusual sight, I took a photograph incase I was seeing things!
    It wasn't easy to put the awning down either. However by the time we were departing the rain at least had stopped. Waved farewell to Caroline at the exit and headed for Coffin Bay.
    On arrival here we ended up parked beside a couple we had already met in Tumby. He just loved Frankie! We drove out to Farm Beach but arrived closely followed by another four cars. You can drive on this beach, and we intended to let Frankie run a little....but too many people cars etc!!
    Back in the CP, I took Frankie out for a last pee before bed. The place was full of Kangaroos....everwhere! Frankie was amazed and excited...but at least he didn't bark. It was nearly midnight!
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  • Day4

    Tumby Bay

    November 20 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 17 °C

    We woke to steady rain in Cowell. Clay footprints throughout the caravan, soaking wet chairs, and the prospect of spending the day stuck indoors! We were on our way by 9am, and booked into Tumby Bay for a week. The closer we got the better the weather. When we arrived the sky was blue and the sun shining! After lunch we took the dog and walked into the town. The caravan park was a little bit tired, but was right on the coast so the vista was perfect. The path to town was just over a km long, and also wound along the coast. The beach had a lot of seaweed but the sea was a beautiful aqua colour. We passed the yachting club and people where sitting on the grass and at benches eating chips and drinking wine. It looked very pleasant.
    Ians' grandparents and mother had lived here. His pa had been the butcher, and his mother became the first female life saver at the local surf club. We walked around the town, which was filled with murals, and lovely old houses. Including an old but still used church. Couldn't find an old butchers shop though. On the way back to the CP, we stopped for a drink at the yacht club. It was someone's birthday, and the sun was shining🌅
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  • Day9

    Rain rain rain!

    November 25 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    What a difference a day makes! It was raining pretty heavily as we woke up. The electricity was being turned off at 8am so we managed to get a good coffee in before that happened. We have been using the Aldi coffee machine since we got the van. It has been pretty reliable, and it is nice having capsule coffee first thing in the morning.
    We walked into town for more coffee after breakfast. Tumby Bay is covered in murals and some if not all are really impressive! Ian walked round to the museum again, and Pat Carr (the volunteer) had done some more research for him. He came out with more bits of paper under his arm but no school photograph of his mum...the book was missing.
    Poor Frankie, he never did manage to get into the water here. We drove out to Port Neil this afternoon. It was beautiful, very remote, with two caravans among the sand dunes, braving the could and wind gusts!
    It is quite stormy here too today, but at least the rain stopped! We had a last glass of wine at the pub and then meatballs from the local butcher for tea. (He prepares the meat and sells it though the IGA across the road). I took a couple of selfie photographs at the pub....different and unexpected!!
    Caroline from Paradise called round with her training lead for Sparky. I gave her my email address.
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  • Day7

    Another side to Tumby

    November 23 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 17 °C

    It was unexpectedly windy overnight, with the van being rocked quite violently about 4am. Then the rain came...again. The weather bureau has confirmed that La Ninõ has formed in the pacific, which means more rainfall in Australia, and stronger cyclones. It generally lasts around 3 years. Well that explains this colder wetter season then. We all walked into town for a coffee this morning. We walked along a path away from any road, dotted with seats yet not the most attractive route. However it got where we wanted to go. This afternoon we drove to Cummins, which was a wheat town inland where Lyalls family comes from.
    Not much to see!! However, I then see a TV advertisement about the coming Christmas celebrations. The town looks much more comprehensive and vibrant than our drive throw showed.
    Our borders have opened today with very emotional scenes at the airport. Now we are just waiting on the virus hitting
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Tumby Bay, Тамби-Бей