Thursday, July 28, 2011

Port Lincoln and Nyroca Camp

Boat outside Museum
We only travelled about 40klms to the Nyroca Scout Camp just out of Coffin Bay on Tuesday so I travelled behind the bus in the car.  Can anybody please tell me why, the lord and master has 3 GPS’s in the bus and I have none in the car?  I mean to say why does he need to use all 3?  Do you know what the worst thing he is that he argues with them all?  I didn’t mind taking the car as I don’t seem to get much driving in these days so I need the practice. 
One of the many bays near Port incoln
 I had some mixed feelings leaving Port Lincoln as it was a really lovely town. 
Emus near Lincoln National Park
Surrounded by pristine water in all directions it is easy to see why it is reported to house the most millionaires in Australia.  The fishing industry is particularly prolific in the area especially the fishing of tuna.  Fishing boats of all shapes and sizes can be seen gliding along the water, moored in the Marina or on the jetty  transferring the catches on to the ships for export. 
In the Pickling Room
 Yesterday we did a Seafood tasting tour of a Seafood factory and watched demos of all aspects of shucking oysters, filleting fish, dissecting squid etc followed by a lovely tasting plate.
Bay near Lone Pine
  We then drove over to Lincoln National Park where we were again treated to a picturesque view of the many bays.  Beautiful blue, clean water against the craggy rock formations it was breathtaking. 
Another lovely Bay
 If fact the Eyre Peninsular which is where we are now has over 2000klms of coastline ranging from spectacular towering limestone cliffs, sweeping surf beaches and sheltered coves and bays.  Because of the seafood and aquaculture in this region explains why we chose to visit here last.  We officially have now done the whole lap of Australia and are on the road home. 

 Anyway we are now settled down at the Nyroca Scout Camp in Wangary.  It is a beautiful serene bush setting and there are lots of outdoor activities to do.  There is a resident Peacock, a dog called Daisy, sheep, goats, a kangaroo, chickens and bees as well as home grown vegetables.
The resident Peacock
  Mal, the caretaker has resurrected the camp from its humble beginnings to the wonderful campsite it is today.  There is lots of accommodation; dormitory style, a huge activity room and a huge great commercial kitchen, also outside there are lovely hot showers and toilets for all to enjoy.  There is also room for the odd caravan, tent or motor home to enjoy a short stay.  There are creeks running through the property with lots of bridges for easy access.  Satellite TV and internet is also available.  Unfortunately our internet connection isn’t the best due to the fact that we are nestled in a valley so I have a couple of days blogging here in one.

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