Streaky Bay (via Ceduna) - South Australia
Streaky Bay, South Australia
After days and days of travelling without seeing anyone and anything, it was a great sight when we finally returned to civilization (of sorts?), reaching the township of Ceduna. Well, is was great until we were told we would have to throw out all our fruit and vegetables just outside of town, only to re-buy them in town a few metres away. (and not saying that we had grown close, but Bec was sure that the potato we brought in town was the same one we just surrendered!)
Anyway, after travelling across the Nullabor over the last few days, we decided that we would stock up, spend the night in Ceduna before heading south and exploring South Australia's Eyre Pennisula, with the first stop being Streaky Bay.
Streaky Bay, upon entering immediately reminded us of the waters of Western Australia, as the bay was calm and that nice shade of blue you see in postcards. And after reading the brochures of Streaky Bay, it become pretty obvious that our first activity would be the have a go at catching some blue swimmer crabs.
Noting it was lunch time, Dad devised an ingenius plan that we should walk into town with the crab pots, throw them in, and while waiting, we should head up to the local pub which overlooks the jetty for lunch.
What an ingenius plan it turned out to be. Not only did we have a great lunch, a few relaxing drinks but we caught some massive crabs as well. All this, and it was apparently the wrong time of the day to catch crabs. We were told we should come back at sunset were we would catch bucket loads!
So we did! The boys and I went back on sunset, and within 30 minutes we had 12 good size crabs in the bucket! Crab for dinner, and lunch and breakfast! Our only problems was trying to squeeze all the crabs into the freezer whilst they were still alive (our solution?.....make it Cooper's job...noting he still has 10 fingers, problem solved!)
And..................... not only is Streaky Bay good for crabs, it also has the best oysters in Australia. We received a tip that, just up the road, we could get not only the best, fresh's oysters, but they were only about $5.00 a dozen. So we did, and they were!
And..................not only crabs and oysters, the local bakery is pretty good as well. Best lamingtons since Georgetown (still hard to believe how good they were from Georgetown). Oh, and the onion bread is pretty good as well. Definitely a must if/when in the area.
What a great start to the Eyre Pennisula! Can't wait to see what else the area has to offer. So with our freezer full of with some of Streaky Bay's finest, we headed off down the road to the seafood capital of South Australia, Port Lincoln.