Onward to Port Lincoln

Leaving Ceduna behind we drove down the west coast of The Eyre Peninsular to Haslam Campground to the north of Streaky Bay. The jetty here was once used to load wool and wheat off the coast. The first blocks of land sold to settlers here at auction for €9.9.4

We weathered a thunderstorm on our first night and drove into Streaky Bay the next day to shop and buy some bait.

Streaky Bay saw a world record shark caught by rod and reel by a young local fisherman, this massive shark was a world record catch weighing 1520kg and more than 5m long. It was caught on a 24kg line in April 1990 after a 5 hour 15 minute struggle.

 

Our fishing yielded small fry with the exception of a nice squid enabling us to enjoy our first fresh caught calamari for dinner.

 

 

The local oyster farmers at Haslam have to drive well out into the shallow waters to launch and retrieve their boat on a daily basis.

 

 

Swag huts and bush shower

 

 

 

 

 

After a few days at Haslam we ventured further down the coast to Coodlie Park Farm Retreat near Venus Bay where we spent one night before driving on to Port Lincoln where we are currently at the Caravan Park at North Shields. The weather is now quite cool with maximums of 17 and 18 degrees following very chilly nights. The first couple of days were windy but now, thankfully it is much calmer.

 

A visit to Coffin Bay saw us return with fresh oysters and Dawn has bagged a very nice 46 cm flathead off the beach behind our campsite.

 

 

Welcome Swallow

 

We are here until Monday 1st of May when we fish spot hop our way up the east coast of the Eyre Peninsular.

At last phone reception and net coverage here has allowed us to bring the blog up to date even with the connection dropping out on a regular basis.