We woke this morning to a windy cool change. A good night’s sleep was had by all. Our drive today was even shorter than yesterday so we didn’t rush to get away; it was probably close to 8:30 when we headed off. Today’s warning sign was for emus, but again we didn’t see any.
The day was overcast and started off cool enough that I was wishing I’d worn a slightly heavier t-shirt. But the temperature climbed into the mid-30s as we drove through the wheat fields of the Eyre Peninsula to Whyalla. We stopped for an early lunch of pies from the bakery at the Big Galah in the small town of Kimba.
Then our journey took us through Iron Knob and past the Iron Knob mine. Today was the busiest traffic day since we left Perth. There were lots of caravans and cars with their camping gear on top. But most going the opposite direction to us. South Australians getting away for their Christmas holidays.
Not long after 1pm we arrived in Whyalla where the temp had dropped a bit and it was blowing a gale. Once again we’re in a cabin in a caravan park on the foreshore, but once again it’s not so pleasant on the beach. This time because of the wind rather than the heat.
After settling in to the cabin we braved the wind and went for a walk along the beach. We didn’t want the dogs to get wet and sandy so we just let them have a run, a sniff, and a play, then put them back on their leads and walked until we’d had enough of the wind, which wasn’t long.