Last night in AustraliaDecember 15, 2016 in Australia
Packed and ready to go.
Packed and ready to go.
Whyalla is located on the western shore of the upper Spencer Gulf on the Eyre Peninsula and is 385 kms northwest of Adelaide. The town has a substantial industrial base providing mining, engineering and steel services.
We spent an extremely windy afternoon which lasted into the evening staying into the next day. The gale which was blowing certainly made it difficult to sleep as our van was on a site directly off the foreshore. We did manage some sightseeing without being blown off the face of the earth.
Matthew Flinders first navigated the north Spencer Gulf in 1802, followed by Frenchman Louis-Claude Freycinet in 1803, these famous explorers are remembered in contemporary sculptures of the pair.
The foreshore has recreational areas and is linked to the Ada Ryan gardens for everyone to enjoy. Along the foreshore is a sculpture of a stainless steel globe of the world honouring the multicultural heritage of the town and also a diver , an acknowledgement of humans and nature interacting . Little Mawson was up close and personal with the diver. In town is a steel artwork honouring the Henry Lawson story of the Loaded Dog. Made of thousands of pieces of small steel rods it makes a wonderful exhibit.
One little structure we saw looked nothing other than a high rise Hobit house, looking rather funny we thought.Read more
Just an overnight stop as we head towards Renmark and all points East. Founded by BHP as a port to ship iron ore from the Iron Knob Mine it's the 3rd most populous town in SA.
After checking out Hummock's Hill and the foreshore, we ended up having a drink with the managers of the CP who then gave us some King George Whiting fish fillets to take with us...looking forward to trying that in the next couple of days!
A lot warmer 12-29Read more
Whyalla ist die drittgrösste Stadt in South Australia, mit vielen Industrie- und Hafenanlagen aber auch einem sehr schönen Strand. An dem kleinen Hafen neben dem Strand konnten wir viele Delfine sehen. Sie kamen mit den einfahrenden Booten und hofften auf ein bisschen Fisch. Am Strand kann man bei Ebbe etwa 800m auf dem Sand laufen und bei Flut soweit ins Wasser gehen, bei ca. 1m Wassertiefe. Das war bei gutem Wind natürlich ein Paradies für Kitesurfer, also konnte Viktor endlich wieder seinen Kite auspacken. Glücklicherweise haben wir hier auch wieder nette Leute kennengelernt, die uns einige Tipps geben konnten...
Whyalla ist the third biggest city in South Australia, with much industry- and harbour facilities but also with a lovely beach. At the small harbour beside the beach we could see some dolphins. They came with the incoming boats and hoped for a bit fish. At the beach at low tide you can walk about 800m far at the sand and at high tide you can walk into the water so far, at 1m water depth. This was a paradise for kite surfer, so Viktor could unpack his kite at last. Fortunately we met again some nice people, which could give us some tips...Read more
Things were starting to look up after a crazy 8 hours of being on the road to get some distance behind us. We decided against visiting Kangaroo Island the moment we looked up ferry costs and decided to get around the bay to see the beauty lying in wait on the west.
After being very pleased with the state of South Australia and its lack of plastic bags whilst simultaneously disappointed with the lack of food they provided in their subs, we were well and truly ready for what was offered to us at Point Lowly. A decent drive off the main road led us to the point which we drove into as the sun was setting behind us. The soft pinky purple colors splashed across the sky over the glimmering water contrasted with the jagged rich brown rocky shore was a wonderful sight as we set up camp on the cliff by the lighthouse.
Although we were continually attacked by mosquitos and ants, the scenery and free showers made up for it.Read more
You might also know this place by the following names: