Where did our day go? The first part of the morning was spent driving to Port Augusta through wonderful green undulating pastures then through the Mt Remarkable Range. We enjoyed, once again, visiting the Wadlata Centre. There always seems to be some updates available. Lunch was enjoyed in the simple cafe there.
Now we are camped on Fitzgerald Bay which is a little way north of Whyalla. All going well we intend staying 2 nights here. Interestingly there are mangrove trees lining the pebbled shore. They are said to be the closest Mangrove trees to the South Pole.
|Stranded Shingle Dune
We are still camped on Fitzgerald Bay and explored Wyalla this morning. The area was first found by Mathew Flinders in 1802, then soon after this Louis- Claude Freycenet arrived. We found two wonderful sculptures of these great explorers at the 'Flinders - Freycenet' Lookout in Whyalla.
|Mathew Flinders looking out to sea
Yesterday evening we spoke to a young lady on the beach here. She was keen to go diving to find a cuttlefish. Today we have learned of the significance of this.
The Australian Giant Cuttlefish breed in huge numbers in this bay, between May and August, every year. It is thought to be the largest known concentration of the specie...thus making Whyalla a 'Cuttlefish Capital' of the world.