Port Lincoln For Xmas and New Year

Dec 21 to Jan 4  Port Lincoln is a coastal city on Boston Bay at the southern-most tip of the Eyre Peninsula. It is located approx 280 Kms in a straight line west of Adelaide … but you have to drive for 650 Kms to get there !! Port Lincoln is reputed to have the most millionaires per capita in Australia.

British naval officer Matthew Flinders discovered the harbour in February 1802 and named it after his UK home in Lincolnshire. The economy is based on the huge grain-handling facilities (a total capacity of over 337,500 tonnes), the canning and fish processing works, lambs, wool and beef, and tuna farming for the Japanese market.

We set up in the caravan park close to the centre of town and unpack the annex for a relaxing 2 week stay over Xmas and the New Year. The weather is very strange with normally quite windy but warm days and cool nights. Then we are thrown by one day at 36 degs !

The weather becomes quite stable with warm and sunny days giving way to comfortable evenings and nights. Christmas Day is spent with a group of other travellers in the caravan park ans lunch consists of some beautiful locally caught and/or bought seafood.

We spend the Xmas break touring around the Eyre Peninsula which has spectacular views, especially along the famous ‘Whalers Way’, a rugged and beautiful part of the coast.

We are introduced to a locally caught seafood delicacy, the razor fish, which is a little like a cross between a scallop and an oyster, once you have got rid of all the gunge inside the shell (see photos).

 

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