Monday, March 23, 2009

Streaky Bay SA

One of the Main Streets of Streaky Bay

Monday 23rd March

The Streaky Bay Community Hotel

Today saw us driving in the Jimny over to Streaky Bay about 11kms from Ceduna, again on the coast. It was a typical lovely country town in a farming district known throughout Australia for their Oysters. They are available for $7.50 a dozen a steal at half the price. They have Oyster Farm Tours available most days of the week. Some of their other valuable catches in the area are their famous King George Whiting, Southern Rock Lobster (or crayfish) abalone and shark. Many other species abound in Streaky Bay waters, including salmon, snapper, garfish, snook, tommy ruffs, flounder, trevally, squid, blue swimmer and sand crabs (we call blue swimmer crabs in WA Blue Manna crabs different states have different names for the same species.) razor fish and scallops

The Jetty at Streaky Bay

. On the way back from Streaky Bay we called into Smoky Bay, again a lovely coastal town a little smaller than Streaky Bay. We actually had some of the King George Whiting for lunch and purchased some oysters to have some other time. Tomorrow we are leaving Ceduna and will probably head to Kimba on our way to the CMCA ( Campervan and Motor Home Club of Australia) National Rally in Whyalla.

The Beachfront in Smoky Bay towards Jetty

Smoky Bay Beachfront away from Jetty

Talk again soon


Micki said...

The ocean there reminds me a lot of our beach in Dunfanaghy. I envy your travels, but I am throughly enjoying following along with your trip.
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Lindi said...

It's so pristine looking.

Lurline said...

Hey, isn't this a great way to keep in touch - 'If you've got it flaunt it!' - oh, Bill you will have to do lots of cooking while Jan keeps up with her Followers!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Julia said...

Looks like a great place..beautiful pristine beach..
I'd be tucking into that seafood!
Julia ♥

Notjustnat said...

Jan and Bill, just want to tell you that, I am a follower too. Was introduced to you by the lovely Lurline. The sea looks beautiful and thanks for taking us along on your trip - Natima