Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Arrived at Eucla,

Eucla has a population of 368 and is not far from the border of South Australia. The town is the largest stopping point between Norseman and Ceduna for travellers and trucks along the Eyre Highway.
There is a hotel and restaurant, even a golf club near by.
A telegraph museum dedicated to the Old Telegraph Station, and a meteorological station.
Fishing is also at Eucla.

In the 1890s a rabbit plague passed through the area eating dune vegetation.
Eucla has a mild semi-arid climate with the highest temperature recorded in a January of 48.2C (118.8 F)


Have no idea who these women are but they wanted a photo taken.




The Motel and Petrol Station.


40 comments:

  1. Throw in some humidity and it would feel like Tampa in August :)

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    1. It certainly would. The humidity in Eucla in summer is about 64 to 64%, which is ok seeing as Eucla is not in the tropics.

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  2. I am reminded that your rabbit problem was initially caused by the first fleet of boats which went to Australia from Britain. I think that they took them on the boats as a source of food.

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    1. That's correct Rosemary. Rabbits were bought out to Australia on the first fleet and were European Rabbits. The rabbits became a pest after time.
      To buy a rabbit now to eat is rather expensive.

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  3. Humph. No Canberra in that photo. Sigh.
    I read only yesterday that the British were well aware of the damage rabbits can do. Even before the First Fleet set off for Australia there were parts of the UK which were severely damaged by huge rabbit populations.
    Eucla looks interesting - but gets waaaay too hot for my liking.

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    1. Nope, no Canberra :) we have visited a few times but find it's a bit cold in winter.
      Rabbits were a problem no matter where they were and are.
      Also in winter it gets cool there in Eulca particularly in the night.

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  4. Eucla! Not the most picturesque of towns.
    I believe the Eucla golf club greens are just dirt. I think I have preciously seen a photo of the golf Club - certainly not Huntingdale in Melbourne or Augusta National in Georgia - ha ha!
    Bloody rabbits !!! Not only did the "Poms" inflict us with rabbits they brought out foxes for their damn hunting sports - "Tally Ho" and all that bloody rubbish.
    I wasn't actually sure where Eucla was located - to out with trusty map - still in WA!!!
    Whale watching territory still on the BIGHT and "swallowless" !!!!
    Plenty of driving still for "Shanks" before real civilisation, eh?
    And so off to next place on the trip - Ceduna?
    Great report.
    Cheers
    Colin
    PS: Thank God the humidity eventually dropped in Brisbane overnight - it was bloody "PHEWSVILLE" yesterday - but it is Bloody February!

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    1. Margaret!
      I didn't read that first sentence - did I?
      Tut tut - I didn't have to go to my trusty atlas, eh?
      "Mea Culpa" and I will stand in the corner for 5 minutes of
      meditation and humble prayers of forgiveness - I hope that is enough penance??
      Colin

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    2. Still along drive to civilization as we know it. 'Shanks' did very well with his driving. I can also say I have driven in every State and Territory in Australia many times. Bragging rights you know :)

      Rabbits were plenty and are cute but a pest. They ruined one of the islands below Tasmania, all fixed now.

      Not Ceduna next - just wait and see.

      No you didn't read the first sentence - we all makes mistakes Colin.

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  5. The motel appears to be very new. It's a great directional signpost. A simple thing but many would take the time to look at it.

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    1. Had a face lift has the Motel and all of the complex, looks rather good;
      I always take a photo of the signpost like that, always find them interesting.

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  6. Surely the women of the first picture, will be proud to be protagonists in your blog.

    Kisses

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    1. I'm sure they will, but I wonder will they ever find my blog. I didn't tell them I had one.

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  7. Der Wegweiser sehr interessant.

    Gruß
    Noke

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    1. Always interesting are those signs. We just don't realize how far other towns and cites are from where the signs are.

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  8. Much to hot for me, but that's just me.
    Merle.................

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    1. Very hot for me too Merle, I like the heat but not that hot..

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  9. It's interesting how even the smallest of towns have a golf club! My town of 100 had a 9 hole course. Sand greens, but a very picturesque setting.

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    1. That's interesting then.
      The golf course apparently in a few of the towns across the Nullarbor. 1st Tee in one place, 2nd Tee in another, that sort of thing.

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    2. Actually there is a course across the Nullabor just like you mention.
      It was on the Grant Denyer TV show - hole one in one place and wack. Then to the next town and another WACK. Still anyone watching got a good geography lesson on that area of Australia.

      How it ever worked, I have no idea - I believe the "BRILLIANT Channel 7" did the show - it was on a couple of years ago.
      Colin

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  10. Once a pond a time Tim would say the hotter the better, now at 55 he doesn't like the heat as much and likes places that have air conditioning

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    1. Funny about that J0-Anne, I still like the heat but my husband likes the A/C on too, as I do..

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  11. Only 368 people? that would be one of those places where everybody knows everybody else. Not a place where I could live, I like anonymity. And rain.

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    1. Not many people, and yes, everyone would know doubt know everything about everyone, not my cup of tea either :)

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  12. Margaret I always admire your trees . What species are they? The give some shade

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    1. Those trees would be Eucalyptus or Gumtrees, there are many varieties.

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  13. Not bad for a small town to enjoy its own golf club! I too prefer the air-con.

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  14. Hello Margaret,
    Nice pictures.
    Fantastic to see that big whale.

    Many greetings,
    Marco

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    1. I think the whale has seen better days, but it's good to see.

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  15. Did the area ever make a comeback from the rabbit plague?
    Have a great one!

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  16. With only 368 people, it is still the largest stopping point for travelers. Wow. Amazing it has a golf course.

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    1. Starting to feel you are getting back in civilization when you arrive there but more so further towards the east.

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  17. It doesn't look all that exciting except for the big whale.

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