Sunday, March 22, 2009

Ceduna



The Jetty at Murat Bay in Ceduna

The Ceduna Foreshore Hotel

Sunday 22nd March 2009
Not a lot happening today seems as if we need a lay day. Did our washing, it was quite windy here so it was dry in no time. We ventured into town to take some photos. Ceduna is the business hub of the far west coast, it boasts rich aboriginal cultural ties and a proud history in the agricultural, salt and gypsum mining and seafood. It has lots of oysters for sale and they have an oyster Fest every October. They have an unofficial tinny fest here at the moment so all the other caravan parks are full. Apparently a lot of fishermen bring their boats (tinnies) from all over Australia and participate in lots of fishing.

A memorial with a plaque showing all the fishermen that have lost their lives at sea.

I forgot to mention in my last digest (for the benefit of the overseas readers) Our last stint of travel is known as the Nullarbor Plains which boasts the longest straightest road in Australia, of which is 146.6 kms dead straight of road. (See why I crocheted) Nullabor means Treeless so the countryside is very flat. The Nullarbor Plains are stretched 1800kms from one side to the other. Bordertown is of course the town on the border of Western Australia and South Australia. I believe that when we reach the town of Kimba we will be geographically halfway across Australia between Perth and Sydney as the crow flies. But that’s a story for another day.

The Gypsum,Salt and Grain Silos on Thevenard near Ceduna

Talk again soon

7 comments:

Lurline said...

Wonderful - I have just done a Post about your travels - hope you can share them with lots of people!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Julia said...

Great photos, I'm enjoying the travels with you..looking forward to your next stop..
Julia ♥

Kerri said...

Thanks to Lurline for sharing this blog. I love Australia and would love to do this trip one day. You photos and travel journey will be a joy to see. Thanks

Lindi said...

I'm another from Lurline's post. I've just finished reading your posts since the beginning of the year. Thanks for the interesting commentaries. I'll enjoy "hitching" along with you.

Lurline said...

Hi Jan and Bill!
I've told fellow bloggers about your great trip (see Post) - just feel so many people will enjoy and I know you will welcome them!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Micki said...

I just found your blog through a friend, and I will love continuing to follow your adventures. Joe and I would love to see Australia one day, so at least we can see it a bit through your eyes.
Micki

Mary Grace McNamara said...

My idea of camping matches yours exactly! But a motor home like the one you have might just be my cure! Lurline sent me over here to see your tour of Australia. I'm so glad she did, because I know I'll never get there myself in person!

Thanks for sharing your experience and your beautiful country.

MGM