Along the Lincoln Highway towards Whyalla are lits of little towns like Tumby Bay & Port Neil, I think these towns must be shut on Sundays, not a soul to be seen. Onto Arno Bay where we did manage to find a cafe/supermarket/tackle shop opened, had a coffee & off again. The next little town of Cowell & Cowell’s Franklin Harbour was a pleasant surprise – it is a natural calm water, fish filled harbour.
Oysters are farmed further out in the harbour & the Marine Park is one of the most important nursery habitats for King George Whiting in SA. There are also many historic buildings lining the main streets. 5 klms up the highway is the turn off to Lucky Bay from where the vehicular ferry leaves taking passengers from the Eyre Peninsula across Franklin Harbour to Wallatoo on the York Peninsula, although not working at the moment. Next stop Whyalla, ourcsite is rught on the beach, lovely.
Up to Hummock Hill Lookout with exceptional 360 degree views of Whyalla, Spencer Gulf and the Steelworks. It’s also the site of an anti-aircraft battery of 4 guns, a command post & a signsls post manned by the 28th heavy anti-aircraft battery 1942-1944 to protect the BHP loading jetty & shipbuilding yards from possible Japanese air/naval attack. Beautiful sunset back at the van.