Day 20 - Venus Bay to Sheringa Beach Campsite (110Kms)
Sheringa Beach Campsite is an amazing little camp area just behind the frontal dune of Sheringa beach. This little campground is maintained by local council (Elliston IIRC) and costs $10 a night. There are drop toilets, bins and marked out areas for camping and that is it.
There is not much in Sheringa. A couple of churches, a hall, a roadhouse and a few houses, with one at least being abandoned.
The town of Sheringa was surveyed in October 1882. It was initially proclaimed as Holsworthy on 19 April 1883, then revoked and proclaimed as Sheringa on 23 August 1883. Its name is derived from Tjeiringa, a local Aboriginal name for a yam-like root that grew in the area. The former Sheringa Post Office opened on 1 September 1891 and closed on 28 September 1984.
I particularly wanted to stop here to photograph one of the churches. St. John's is just off the highway.
The next lot of photos are from my big camera. You can see larger images and details of the subjects on my Flickr album for the trip.
St. John's was built in 1910, with the foundation stone being laid by Mrs. James Telfer on the 6th of July.
One of the abandoned farms.
Continue on to Part 9.
My name is Mark McIntosh, but everyone calls me Macr.