Cam and De do Australia
Our first stop on the Eyre Peninsula was in Whyalla, then off to Port Lincoln. Port lincoln is well known for being a seafood hub, so we thought we should embrace it. We found a place called The Seafood Place that was offering a tour so we had to have a look. This tour was a bit interesting, the whole time i was just imaging my Nanny doing that as a young girl and let me tell you it would be hard work. Now this tour started in the morning and the first thing they showed us was the Oysters, which we do both enjoy Kilpatrick but fresh we can take it or leave it. Now being as these were right out of the ocean they made it quite clear you had to have one, and of course i didn't disagree but wow i barely got that slimy w*** down my throat! Not the first thing you think of for breakfast! blah! The next day we came back again for an Asian seafood cooking class withIzumi Green a chief from Japan. She taught us how to make 3 dishes Nanban-Zuke (fried fish marinated in vinegar sauce) Miso-Butter Yaki (Baked fish in alfoil with miso sauce) Kurage Sunomono (jelly fish salad) Now Jelly fish salad sounds a bit scary but was not anything like it sounds. It was all very tasty and we have made the baked fish again with success. It was a great class and would highly recommend it as they do different cuisines and classes every 2 weeks. After our cooking class we were off to Elliston about 200k up the road. As we were relaxing that night we realised we had promised a lovely lady Janine from Barley Stacks winery (whom we had met on the York Peninsula,) that we would deliver a bottle of wine to her friend in Port Lincoln…. and we hadn't! But we figured we had promised to deliver it so we would. But we needed to stretch the legs before getting back in the car again. So we got up and decided on a bike ride before we left…. Guess we should have looked at the forecast, we got about an hour in and the heavens opened up, it poured! We found a local phone booth to hide in for awhile but the rain was not going anywhere so we pushed on. It definitely was a refreshing start to the day before our journey back to Port Lincoln to search for Andy. After finally finding him he was quite surprised and grateful. So it was well worth it, good deed done for the day! Streaky Bay our next stop with a beautiful foreshore and sunsets, it was a great little town. Cam caught a big Australian Salmon and i had my first catch, a squid. We have pretty much had seafood everyday for over a week and have only purchased half of it, so it looks like chicken will be on the menu soon! Our last stop before the Nullabour was Fowlers Bay and it was such a cool spot. Surrounded by Sand dunes this little village is like going back in time. The people were lovely and the scenery was beautiful! The whole caravan park was run on a generator so you couldn't use more than one appliance at the same time. They had a little local fire area that was lit by Rod at 5:00 every night and he would come around and knock on your door to let you know to head around bring a drink and have a chat. This was such a nice way to end the day and find out what everyone else was up to and get a few pointers. We and been told that a wander out to the end of the point by 4 wheel drive or by foot could lead to seeing lots of seals, whales dolphins, roo, echidnas and more, so sounded like a great way to move the legs before a long day in the car the next day. So off we go with our tour guide and friend Brutus, who came with us the whole way. Well 5 hours later climbing sand dune over sand dune we had seen one seal and an eagle! Little did we know everyone else took a 4 wheel drive! and that day back at the beach there were about 30 dolphins! lol Just our luck! Oh well the sun was shining and we definitely had earned our wine that night!