08.03.2012 - 12.03.2012
Point Lowly was our first stop on the Peninsula. Another free camp recommendation and known for its fishing, diving and wind, all ticks in our boxes.
Here we learnt how to catch blue swimmer crabs after meeting a Thelma and Louise type couple who were good enough to give us 6 cooked crabs and fish for dinner - I think they felt sorry for us having seen our morning fishing skills.
Skip to Port Lincoln to meet up with an old mate from high school, Christian Pyke (Pykey), Kelly his lovely wife and their two kids. It was nice to see Pykeys mum whom I havent seen in 20 years.
The weather was again turned on for everything outdoors. Pykey taught me the finer techniques of catching lobster (with your hands!) and we finally had luck with the fish, this time spear fishing.. Ok so we thought we did well enough for a feed (with the help of a few extra side serves) but I'm not sure it was enough to impress the ladies - tough critics!
We took the prado through its paces 4WDing to some very remote beaches and bays around Coffin Bay. We took a day trip up to Mullalong beach and were spoilt to the best surfing conditions I have ever seen, Pykey was fairly chuffed as well...
A sea lion dropped in on Pykeys wave and some choice words were exchanged but thankfully it was left at that. The dolphins did the same throughout the day.
Will never forget riding a 6-8 foot swell with the beach almost to ourselves...
...and the remoteness of the national park. I Can see why the Pykes love it here.
Our time here has been awesome and as only locals can do we saw and did some amazing things. It was nice to share a bit of family time; Jen's instant connection with Kel & the kids and Brads blokey time with Pikey was what we needed being far from home.
Leaving was tough as we were made to feel so welcome. Our promise to you is to send photos of the first blue swimmer crabs we catch in your pots, hopefully somewhere near Streaky Bay. Thanks for everything guys