We did a day trip around the National Park today.
The scenery is quite spectacular and the coast line very rugged. A trail of shipwrecks from early settler years to recent times.
The national park itself was prospering with Gypsum Mining on the early years. The inland lakes are full of salt but an amazing colour of turquoise blue.
Visted Chinamans Beach and Cape Spencer Lighthouse.
Pete and Tone checked out the relics at the historic township of Inneston. The kids and I went back to the cars after being chased by angry march flies! If only some one had a video or would have made for a funny home video I am sure.
We later found out that the island has a problem with rouge bees and at some places we felt we were definitely in the firing line. I am still itching after being stung on my thigh at Tiparra Tocks.
We swam at Shell Beach and if it weren't for the crispness of the water you could be mistaken and think you were in Fiji.
Pondalowie Bay and surf beach were another highlight. You could drive on the beach and a floating pontoon on the bay provided much enjoyment for all.
Stopped in at the local pub/trading post (who would have thought you could find one of these in a national park) for dinner, only to find you need to book in these busy times don't you know!
Home to strike up the Jenny to get the microwave going to defrost meat. Life is tough on the road!
The kids played around whilst we oldies had a couple of drinks.
Much cooler tonight early to bed (9pm the earliest the girls have seen for a while)
On the move tomorrow only a short trip to Edithburg if they have some sites.