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Farewell Old Khan

What A Dog - One in a million!

Our sweet dog Khan passed away today after recently being diagnosed with an aggressive cancer. We'll miss him enormously and he was our great mate this past decade. We feel very priviledged that we were able to take him on our travelling adventure this past two years and he was able to live every day to the full - travelling in the car with Rani, walking on the beach, meeting new friends at each stop. Our last photo of him attached is a little spot on the way back to Adelaide from the Eyre Peninsula where he found a soft bed of grass in the sun. Rest In Peace Khan.

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Sheringa Beach to Yeldnuckie Weir

On the way back to Adelaide

We spent 4 nights at Sheringa Beach - fishing was hampered by wind but this didn't stop Di from again catching the biggest fish - a Flathead about 2 ft long. Sheringa was a really nice spot and you can see the fishing there would be hot when the Salmon are on. Travelled along the Birdseye Hwy inland. Tonight we at at a place called Yeldnuckie Weir - straight away ran into a couple from Townsville in a small Mazda bus. Tomorrow will head past Pt Augusta and find a free camp somewhere. Flathead for dinner tonight.

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Coffin Bay

Washing!

Have just set up in Coffin Bay for 3 days. The little washing machine is getting a workout after free camping for 2 weeks. Tomorrow we are doing a trip to Pt Lincoln to do some shopping and to do a little of Di's ancestry research. See Lipson Cove photos now posted.

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Lipson Cove Eyre Peninsula

Free Camp

sunny 25 °C

We've now been free camping at Lipson Cove (about 10k from Tumby Bay) for over a week. There is no power or water here - so the solar panels have been doing their job beautifully and we've taken one trip into Tumby Bay to get some water in three 20l water containers. It's very windy at this time of year so beach fishing has only produced a couple of small whiting - but we've had more success off the rocks. There we some young guys from NSW here spearfishing - one guy was obviously dragging his bag of speared fish in the water too long as a shark took off one of his flippers. We have got to know Wendy and Jason from the Barossa Valley who are also camping here with their three dogs. Lots of snakes around and some resident stumpy lizards who come to drink at our water drainage pipe each day. Will try to post new photo's but not sure about the strength of our internet connection.

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Eyre Peninsula at Last!

More Fish of Course

Well we ended up staying at Port Vincent for a month - a really good stop and we've booked in again for around the same time next year. After leaving Pt Vincent we stayed a night at a free camp behind a church at Arthurton - nice spot but slightly eerie sleeping next to the cemetary. We then stayed a night at Pt Pirie, a night at Pt Augusta after stopping briefly at Whyalla. After leaving Port Augusta we picked up a few dozed live Oysters from Cowell (ate these at a roadside stop) and have booked in to Arno Bay Caravan park for 5 nights. Yesterday (our first at Arno) we wandered on to the jetty which is directly off the caravan park and noticed small fish around the light at the end of the jetty - put on some plastic lures and filled our bucket with some large Snook and Tommies - with a squid to boot. Hot and windy today and so we'll lay low until tonight's fishing! More photos posted.

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