Ok, I am officially very far behind with my blogging….what can I say, life just gets in the way!

So now I must cast my mind back to South Australia and to one of my very favourite places, Port Lincoln.

We came into Lincoln from the west side, nothing overwhelming initially – some railroad tracks and light industry – but passing through the town centre we noticed that it had a Woolies & a Coles all on the main road….we have hit the jackpot! We had opted to stay 10km out of town at the caravan park in North Shields, part of the reason being that it was about $100 a week cheaper than the park in Lincoln and a lot more roomier.

 

The drive between Lincoln and North Shields “had me at hello”. It’s winter, everything is green and growing, on one side of the road are green fields sloping upwards to rolling hillsides and on the other side is Boston Bay, water like glass and this island, Boston Island, just begging you to jump in a boat and play Robinson Crusoe for a few days….or months.

There are just a couple of small issues, the bloody wind and apparently, a very high fire risk in summer. Our first day in we couldn’t even put out our awning as we were positive that it would act as a sail and either rip off or flip the van over (maybe that was just me worrying about that). When it blows down here you certainly know about it! Thankfully, it is not an everyday occurrence and you find yourself falling in love with the place all over again….until the next time.

We ended up spending about six weeks here and even then I found it hard to leave…Looking back, I think that it had a lot to do with meeting great people and also being in a place that is so full of natural beauty…..that and staying for an auction on a piece of land (I know, the trip could have been over before it started!)

Whenever we are stopping for a few weeks I try to touch base with local homeschoolers – it’s always nice to be with peeps who understand you – and the kids enjoy hanging out with friends their own ages as well. With a bit of googling and a bit of luck we managed to find the delightful Deb and family who then introduced us on to the gang of girls who were Donna and family. The welcome we received was amazing – invited to tea after one email, sleepovers for Sista, getting taken up to Glenforrest animal farm, riding motorbikes, lots of shared meals….thankyou so much to you wonderful women and your gorgeous families…we still talk about you.

You can’t visit Lincoln without heading out onto the water and B had already placed his order for Swimming with the Tuna. It  worked out at around $50 a head and I can say that it was worth every cent! These guys run a very tidy operation and the pontoon setup is amazing for all ages and abilities (if you didn’t want to swim you could check out the touch pool with an informative talk or view the underwater areas from a fully enclosed walkway). Can I just say that wearing a wetsuit is actually more flattering than you might think ….at least I hope that everyone on the cruise that day wasn’t too offended by the sight…not that I cared, I was mesmerised by the fish in the middle aquarium and ended up being the last person still in the water. Little even managed to catch sight of a whale and calf as we were cruising around the bay to finish off our day.

I just know that I have forgotten some great things already – thank goodness for photos to remind us 🙂 even if I can’t get them to line up perfectly on the page!

At the top of the Stamford Hill Hike, Lincoln National Park

At the top of the Stamford Hill Hike, Lincoln National Park

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The view from the block we looked at

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How cool is this touch pool?

 

 

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What you see under the surface in the middle 

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aquarium.
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Looking so cool on our tour of the wharf.

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Sista loves doing her schoolwork.

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He will hide anywhere to get out of doing his maths!

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A lounge chair makes our Big a happy young man.

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Hello ladies, how do you like my spunky hat?

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A view of Boston Bay from the fire lookout above Port Lincoln.

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Lovely Lin from Sydney who spent the day with us after we gave her a lift to the Fish Factory Tour.

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The kangaroos at Glenforrest Animal Farm know exactly what those little white bags mean….and they are not shy.

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No Little, stay on the road when you are on a segway

 

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