Day 15 - Smoky Bay to Streaky Bay Foreshore Caravan Park (73Kms)
Another short hop and the temperature is going up!
Streaky Bay is one of my highlights of the trips as a place to stay. There is a lot of history in the town, which I really didn't get to photograph this time around (but will return), the area has some great areas to visit as well.
We spent christmas here and had a great but hot christmas day. Actually everyday was hot and the wind blew, but it travelled overland due to the direction of the wind, so was not that comfortable to stay in our camper during the day. So everyday we went somewhere to absorb the aircon in the car and see some of the sites. A number of days we ended up on Searle beach, for a few reasons:
I managed to get a little bit of kayaking in.
We also drove around Cape Bauer, Whistling Rocks, Hideaway Bay and visited Poin Labatt, which is know for its seal/Sea Lion colonies.
These are my photos from the big camera. If you want more information or view larger images, then visit my Flickr Album.
Then there was the aboandoned township of Calca.
Then there was a trip to Elliston.
And finally Murphy's Haystacks.
Murphy’s Haystacks are ancient, wind-worn pillars and boulders of pink granite estimated to be over 1,500 million years old.
Set in the middle of a wheat field and surrounded by mallee scrub, they are one of the most popular and photographed attractions on the Eyre Peninsula.
Murphy’s Haystacks are located on the Cash family farm, 39 kilometres south of Streaky Bay and just two kilometres off the main Flinders Highway on the main road into Calca and Point Labatt.
Continue on to Part 7.
My name is Mark McIntosh, but everyone calls me Macr.