I’ve been in Nelson 9 days staying with friends Doug…
The Ayre Peninsula stretches from the tip of the Spencer Gulf to the edge of the Great Australian Bight . This is a really lovely area to drive through its abundant in seafood, rolling farmlands, vineyards, national parks, amazing coastlines and mountains.
We stayed at Cowell Foreshore Caravan Park on our first night arriving during a major storm the same one that flooded Port Lincoln. Cowell has a natural harbour and a great fishing destination I found out that my Aunty Pam and Uncle Trevor come to this park every year in Febuary for 2 months. Lucky they behave themselves!!!
It was then onto Port Lincoln to have a look around, our caravan park was right on the water at Boston Bay which is 3 times the size of Sydney Harbour. It is the seafood capital of Australia and is renowned for its Southern Blue Fin Tuna, King George Whiting, Spencer Gulf King Prawns and Southern Rock Lobster.
We then headed for Streaky Bay with a stop at Coffin Bay to try the oysters I had heard so much about they were ok but our oysters in Port Macquarie are still the best I have ever tasted. A stop at Mt Dutton to have a look at the old mill and wharf then into Venus Bay wow what a pretty spot I will be returning here next year in March for 5 days already have gigs booked.
Streaky Bay is also a lovely coastal town it was at the caravan park that I met Orleen who is 75 and Joyce who is 65 they are from Yamba they have both lost their husbands and wanted to travel so they did and are towing a caravan around with their 4wd now thats awesome and inspiring to see these 2 ladies having fun hopefully me in another 15 years. We will be keeping in contact.
Next stop the Nullabor