We all left our luxury accommodation for the Wyalla /Ceduna corner, 30kms, after a great sunrise over Spencer’s Gulf.
The main group, Colin, Bob & Bob, Ant and Frank headed south to Port Lincoln to fish and see the Eyre Peninsular. Brett & Mark headed the more direct route west to fish at Streaky Bay and try to get home a bit early for personal reasons, knowing the main group were behind if needed.
We all had a nasty gusting head wind all morning, with dust storms; hard on the drivers and cars. We stopped at Kimber, which was the end of the pastoral saltbush country, and are now into dry farming rolling hills, with more stubble crops and gum trees. Then onto Streaky Bay; town deserted due to Good Friday and a howling Southerly. Even so it is a beautiful sheltered harbour at the western side of the Great Australian Bight. Got some stores at the service station and headed north to bush camp on the beach and catch dinner. We could not find a good beach camp so we camped south of Ceduna and had chicken dinner. Mark had anticipated the lack of fish and had smuggled into Glad a cooked chicken – wise man. Great bush camp under a near full moon; only ONE mozzie all night. As we partook of a red wine we were visited by a silent Tawny Frogmouth owl. He watched with interest; wind died down. Col rang to say main group had a easy headwind day and were at Port Lincoln getting ready for the fishing charter next morning. All cars and team going well. They completed 260kms; we did 455kms.