Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Port Germein

A wind Farm near Snowtown
A Blade from a wind farm on display in Snowtown it is hard to imagine that they are so big

We left Port Broughton yesterday and arrived in Port Germein around lunch time.  We met our hosts Leanne and Allan for a cuppa then parked behind the Railway Institute Hall for the duration.  Port Germein has the longest wooden jetty in Australia. 
Port Germein Jetty
 The jetty opened in 1881 and in 1883 it was extended by 121m to 1680m long.  Following storm damage the present length is 1532m.  The town itself is very small with just a hotel and a general store which also contains hardware, bait shop and Post Office and a very quaint collectables store, which I will tell you about later.  The streets are nice and wide as seems to be the norm around here and the people are very friendly.  There seem to be some heritage houses around and even a hotel converted into a home, we may be here for a few days as we have to wait for some mail to arrive from Carnarvon in the West. 
Here I am trying to keep warm
 It is bitterly cold here and we have experienced some rain, and of course it is lovely to free camp but having no power to fire up the heater isn’t ideal but I think we will survive.

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