So what is all about? Well... hopefully, by the time we are done, it will be a comprehensive journal about a family of 5 who have travelled around Australia to see the sights and also do some volunteer work around the country! In Mid 2010 we started thinking about what it would take to fulfil a life-long dream... We wanted to bundle up our 3 kids, pack-up the house, jump in the car and hit the road - probably for about 12 months. It sounds so simple ... At the start of January 2013, after almost 15 months on the road; we finally completed Our Big Aussie Road Trip. We hope that you enjoyed following our adventures, trials and tribulations as much as we enjoyed having them!

21 January, 2012


Our week and a half on the Eyre Peninsula was coming to an end as we drove out of Streaky Bay and headed to Ceduna on Sunday the 15th January (although I think Ceduna is technically part of the Eyre Peninsula too).  Our time on the Peninsula was fantastic with lots of fishing, beaches, Jetties and sights to see.  Throughout our stay, the predominant weather feature were sea breezes that blew into strong winds in the afternoons - there was strong winds all along the Eyre peninsula since leaving Port Augusta, but they didn't stop us doing anything, and the weather was still fine and sunny most of the time.

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.

Decres Bay

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.

1 comment:

Bruce said...

Great mike we are sitting here watching. The. Tennis and reading your adventures! Using my new tiny I phone which Kylie is patiently trying. To teach me!! Glood luck crossing the nullabor.l. Love mum sand dad