Archie’s Eastern Walkabout: A South Australian Fixation

Date Posted:30 March 2011 


Finally, we reach Ceduna. At a “mild” 48°C (and in the “heat” of the moment – chuckle, chuckle) we decide to spend the night at the small coastal town.
Continuing on our travels, we drive south along the coast of the Eyre Peninsula towards Port Lincoln. Heading into the region famous for its oyster farming, we simply couldn’t resist a stop over in Streaky Bay. The result? The best freshly shucked oysters, ever.
On towards Coffin Bay and Port Lincoln where we are researching for the Yorke Peninsula Field Day in September. This three-day event of agricultural displays and demonstrations boasts to be the first in Australia – an annual event running for over 113 years! West Australian’s have something similar to celebrate, the Dowerin Field Day.
Staying in Port Lincoln, a big fishing town and capital of the tuna industry, it was a pleasantly cool late 20s. One of the perks of our trip has been meeting people along the way, some memorable characters and occasions indeed! We met a couple on a jetty one morning who offered us a gift of freshly caught snook for breakfast. De-lish! Was fabulous and fresh, and perfectly pan fried in butter. A thank you gift of Morish Nuts Savoury Mix was offered in return, and accepted with much appreciation.
Going up to Whyalla then Port Augusta at the head of Spencer Gulf, the heat hit us again – hot as blazes! But they must have the cheapest petrol in Australia - $1.25 for a litre is a lot more comforting for a fill up than what we’ve had along the Nullarbor. Maybe there’s no Woolies or Coles in town…
Heading to the Canberra Show soon, we’re looking forward to being back at the show!"