Still on the Yorke Peninsula which is shaped very much like Italy, ie a boot. Edithburgh is situated on the heel of the peninsula. Again we find our caravan site situated very close to the ocean and a short walk to the jetty for fishing. However, the weather is still against us and the fishing is still not brilliant but we do finally snag our first whiting. Perhaps the close proximity of one of the largest wind farms in Australia should have given us a clue about the possibility of it being quite windy in the area ! Edithburgh is also a great base to explore the beautiful and scenic south east coast of the Yorke Peninsula.
Moonta Bay is located in the Copper Coast region of the Yorke Peninsula, South Australia. We have been to the area before but then stayed at nearby Port Hughes. The caravan park could not have been better situated for the beach and the jetty – that is the good news. The bad news – there had been a recent flood and the local sand flies and midges had used the opportunity to multiply in their millions. Bob ended up looking like he had chickenpox. Siobhan did not get bitten once.
The weather is still not real good, cold and windy. We do manage to catch a few blue swimmer crabs – yummy.
3 days travel now to Adelaide with stops on the way free camping near Hay and Pinnaroo. Just a quick reference to the weather – on Saturday the temperature was 39 degs and we had to have the generator on so we could run the air conditioning ; the very next day we needed the heating on as it was only 9 degs at night.
Young will be our last week of golf. It known as the Cherry Capital of Australia and every year hosts the National Cherry Festival. The town is named after Sir John Young who was the governor of New South Wales from 1861 to 1867. On the way we pass through Goulbourn, home of The Big Marino. And stop at a town called Wombat -see the statue photo.