Sunday, November 14, 2010

Night 114 - Port Lincoln

We left our humble little camp near Streaky Bay with the rain starting to set in. After 3 months of no rain it is quite a change (and the car is loving the wash!).

We drove on in the rain on a fairly uneventful 3 hr trip down to Port Lincoln-The seafood capital of Australia!! On the way, I had to stop in at Coffin Bay and have a look at the oyster leases. The oysters were $5 for a doz.

We found a great campground at North Shields, a suburb to the north about 6km from the centre of town and right on the edge of Boston Bay. Just offshore I can see some Bluefin Tuna cages.....just out of casting distance!! The tuna are netted out at sea, then towed back to these cages where they are fattened up ready to export.

We are off to Lincoln National Park tomorrow so we went to town to get supplies. On the waterfront I found the statue of "Makybe Diva" the multi Melb Cup winner whose owner was a tuna fisherman from here.