Saturday, October 4, 2014

Yorke Peninsula 3 day Road Trip - From Adelaide overnight stays Coobowie, Marion Bay, Moonta

A Sand Goanna or Gould's Goanna grows to 1 - 1.5 metres.

Glenda, Leo (the dog) and I departed from our home at Royston Park
shortly after 9am on Tuesday last 30 September 2014 for a road trip
to Yorke Peninsula.
The first stop  at Port Wakefield 100km north is a must for a
Cornish Pasty from the bakery.
Port Wakefield is a hidden treasure for those who venture to take a break
off the highway, before taking the coast road down the peninsula.
We sidetracked through most of the little coastal towns off the road heading
south down the peninsula. Our next stop, for a cuppa, was at Wool Bay where the
first sequence of photographs were taken.
The lime kiln was first lit on August 11 1910, as reported
I spent many enjoyable school holidays with my Aunty and cousins on their farm
which is now the site of Adelaide Brighton Cement Co., Klein Point limestone 
quarry just north of Wool Bay.
This was the motivation to explore Yorke Peninsula,with mild to occasionally warm days and cool to chilly evenings the weather was great for traveling.
There were so many ruggedly beautiful scenic and historical sites and varieties of fauna and flora encountered which made this short 3 day road trip to Yorke Peninsula very enjoyable.
After leaving Port Wakefield on the return journey I unfortunately contributed to the road kill. 
I only noticed a large snake on the road as I was upon it and looked in the rear vision mirror to see it 
flailing in agony its back broken by the passing wheels. It was an unsettling experience.
On a gravel road one can avoid road kills through traveling at a slower speed but on the busy bitumen highway it is dangerous traveling at a higher speed and with cars following.
Map of Yorke Peninsula with Overnite stops indicated

Stop at Wool Bay for a cuppa.

The lime kiln first lit on 11 August 1910.

Natures Castle

Guarded by the Hobgoblin.

Wattle Point Wind Farm South of Edithburgh
We ventured here while deciding to head back to Coobowie to stay overnite day 1.
Wattle Point Wind Farm turbines generating electricity.

Leo laying it on - great shot Glenda! Taken at Coobowie Caravan Park.

Troubridge Island Lighthouse visible in the distance

Near the Wattle Point Wind Farm

The Old - Wind power for water supply
Troubridge Hill Lighthouse south of Edithburgh

The Sand Goanna or Gould's Goanna grows to 1 - 1.5metres in length.

The dragons head spews his last breath.

Kangaroo Island in distance.

A Peninsula Tiger Snake road kill attacked by a territorial Peninsula Brown Snake.
These snakes are amongst the deadliest in the world.

The Peninsula Brown Snake slithers off having contested and won?

The impressions left by the Peninsula Brown Snake can just be seen on the road surface.

Tavern Marion Bay - a great spot for a wood fired pizza snack and a cold beer

Beautiful dried shark fins may have a use.
En-route to Corny Point - surfing with dolphins.

Dolphin fins breaking the water.

Corny Point Lighthouse

Seal fins breaking the water

Crows and rural landscape

Decapitated road kill

Davit boat dock ruin.

Evening snack Moonta Bay Caravan Park

Dropping in for breakfast - Moonta Bay

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