The Drive from Streaky Bay to Ceduna was another short drive and we were setting up the van in the caravan park by midday. The days were hot in Ceduna (40 Degrees) and our air conditioner doesn't cope very well over 40 - in fact it just wont work :( but we managed to get through the hot days Ok.
We wanted to have a look around the town, so we went to see the Pinky Point lookout and lighthouse which overlooked the Port that loads Gypsum and other material onto ships. One of the main reasons we wanted to stop at Ceduna was to stock up on Supplies for our Nullarbor Crossing so we went to the Foodland supermarket and did one of our biggest shops yet - filling a trolley with food and supplies. Once all the food was packed away, we went for a swim at the beach that backs right onto the caravan park. It was a very refreshing swim (albeit very salty).
|The Ceduna Silos from Pinky's Point Lookout|
|Pinky's Point lighthouse|
|The beach at the back of the Ceduna Caravan Park|
Monday morning was a pretty lazy morning for us, so we just took it easy and stayed in the airconditioning before driving out to Decres Bay to have a quick look.
We had heard that the Weather Station in Ceduna gives 'tours' for their 2:30pm weather balloon release, so we went to see that. It was really interesting to watch the operator prepare the balloon for flight (attached to a Radar reflector) and then have the radar tower track the balloon to measure the windspeed and direction. While we were there the temperature was 39.4 degrees.
|Inflating the Weather balloon with Hydrogen|
|Can you spot the little orange weather balloon high in the sky??|
|Outside the Bureau of Meteorology - Ceduna|
When we'd finished at the weather station, we went back to the beach behind the caravan park for a swim - which was fantastic because there was no wind on us and the water was a great temperature, it was a nice end to our time in Ceduna.