We’re still here, waiting for a weather window to cross the Bight. It’s quite lovely here. There are definitely worse places to wait, let me tell you. We’ve been writing, doing chores and repairs. We’re all fueled and watered up. We’ve provisioned and done laundry, but if we stay too much longer, we’ll have to do it all over again. The salt water foot pump broke and David’s repaired it along with unclogging the intake for the watermaker (grass). The repair on engine required taking apart the day tank and repairing the controller. All done and now we wait.
In the meantime, I’ve taken some photos around town that didn’t necessarily fit in with a specific blog post or I found them after the blog was posted. Thought you’d enjoy a little eclecticism while you’re visiting Streaky Bay with us.
1. The cormorants and gulls seem to line up on the swimming enclosure rails and spend their days sunning themselves.
2. This “Frogs of Eyre Peninsula” poster reminded us of the “Bridges of Madison County”, but no Meryl Streep or Clint Eastwood. Who could have known there’d be so many different frogs here?
3. The Powerhouse Museum – it’s right across the street from the great white shark replica. It’s a huge shed of restored, working engines on display that have been working in varied “occupations” over the last 100 years. We gave it a miss though I begged to go. (not!)
4. Crab measurements on display. We keep our measuring tape handy.
5. We’ve been quite lucky here catching blue swimmers … and eating them, too. (crabs in net)
6. A lone, wooden dinghy anchored on the shore with just a seagull for crew. Can you see the “streaks” in Streaky Bay?
7. These decorated pole sculptures stand in a foreshore park near the jetty. They reminded us of totem poles or native art, but we could find no information about them.
8. Nullabor Crossing … a reminder that the Nullabor Plain is the huge expansive arid country that lies north of the Great Australian Bight. We’d like to drive across this plain at some point if we have the time.
9. Couldn’t resist … 50th Anniversary of TimTams … Australia’s favorite cookie (I’m an Anzac girl myself.)