Hello from Penong

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011 at 11:58 pm

According to the plan we should now be camping at Cactus Beach, south of Penong. Instead we opted for the easy option and are staying in a cabin at Penong. There isn’t another town west of here until you get to Eucla just on the other side of the border to Western Australia. To the east is the town of Ceduna, the equivalent to the west being Norseman, well into Western Australia.

So how did we get here? After covering the area around Port Lincoln yesterday, today was about the west coast of the Eyre Peninsula. This meant following the entire length of the Flinders Highway, covering Coffin Bay, Lake Hamilton, Streaky Bay, Cape Bauer, and finally Ceduna. Unfortunately the weather wasn’t cooperating today, with much of it being dull and grey, but there were a few patches of nice weather so some photos were taken.

Cummings Monument Lookout

Tomorrow we will continue west, aiming to camp at or near over the border in Eucla. This will take us past many clifftop lookouts (one being Head of Bight) and we are planning to detour up to the old highway and the Koonalda Homestead.

On our return journey we will detour via Cactus Beach and Blue Lake (which we skipped today) in the hope that the weather will be better.

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