02.01.2019 – Elliston Caravan Park, South Australia

Twas a fairly warm and a bit windy the day we arrived for a two night stay at Elliston Caravan Park, within a short walk to the beautiful beach of Waterloo Bay.

Elliston Caravan Park is a basic caravan park and reasonably priced. We would go there again. The first full day there however was over 42.degrees and we basically sat inside the motorhome with the air-con going. Early morning and late afternoon was perfect for walking to the beach and out the jetty.

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The jetty was once the town of Elliston’s life line.  Originally sailing ships and then steamships came with all provisions and supplies for the townsfolk.  Wool, wheat and barley were exported. As time went by, shipping was unprofitable (and unreliable since ships would not enter if the sea was rough) and ceased altogether in 1965.  Look closely at the photos of the jetty: some of the struts are rusted away, although work has been done on the jetty to preserve it.

There are great facilities by the beach for a BBQ and to watch over the bay as the sun goes down.

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10-13.01.2018 – Adelaide

Lee’s back to work for three days while we stay at Adelaide Shores Caravan Park.  While here, we will spend time with friends we met 40 years ago, on our first “working holiday”.   Comfy seat for long haul driving and long haul typing!

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08.01.2018 – From Streaky Bay to Parham

A lengthy drive today (635 kms), and varied scenery, to arrive at Parham Free Camping Site next to the beach, approximately 1 hour’s travel north of Adelaide.

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When we arrived at Parham, the tide was coming in.  Very shallow water out from the beach.  “Real time” video (turn sound off, conditions were very windy) of how quickly the tide was moving:

Camping:  Minimal charge.  Get there early!  Toilet facilities available.

06.01.2018 – Streaky Bay

Our first full day at Streaky Bay.  Moved from camping site in town to The Streaky Bay Islands Caravan Park, established within the last year.  The designer of this park has thought of everything:  well appointed, large bays; amenity blocks with shower ensuites -again of generous proportions; recreation room and swimming pool; campers’ kitchen with gas barbeques outside and appliances inside – the best ever campers’ kitchen facility we’ve seen.  Receptionist very friendly and helpful.  Top marks for this clean and tidy caravan park, located a short walk to the beach.

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05.01.2018 We crossed the Nullarbor

Another early start and another hot day as we cross the Nullarbor, stopping to see the ocean in the Great Australian Bight.  Magnificent.  So was the wind!

Camping tonight in the RV Friendly town of Streaky Bay and moving on tomorrow to a caravan park in town for two relaxing days by the ocean.

Surprisingly, from Kalgoorlie to Streaky Bay (over 1,500kms), wildlife we have seen (alive):

Birds: Some + 4 Emus; Reptiles: 2; Kangaroo: 1.  Must have been lying low in the shade to escape the heat.

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