Wednesday, 10 February 2016

At Streaky Bay, South Australia.

In our travel last year we decided not to go further south whilst in the State of Western Australia due to the cold.  When all said and done it was winter.

As we came across the Nullarbor we decided to head to Streaky Bay in South Australia as many people had told us how lovely it was.  We were not disappointed.
Rain it did, the first good rain since we had left home in June 2015.

Found a Caravan Park and luckily there was a free spot next to the beach, just out the door and about 4 steps onto the sand.  We stayed a few days to enjoy our surrounds.

Streaky Bay is on the western side of the Eyre Peninsula in SA.  Population, just over 1,000 people but of course in the summer the populations swells.

The first European to sight the area was Dutch explorer Pieter Nuyts, in 1627 in the Golden Zeepaard. A monument has been erected on the median strip in Bay Road.
In 1802 Matthew Flinders named Streaky Bay whilst on his voyage in the Investigator. In his log of 5 February 1802, he describes:
"And the water was much discoloured in Streaks... and I called it Streaky Bay"
It is now known thought these streaks are caused by the release of oils by certain species of seaweed in the bay.

There is a map on my previous post as to where Streaky Bay is located.



Before the rain and after the rain.




The above is the Anglican Church. The sign says 'Anglican Church of Australia'.
Have they distanced themselves from the Anglican Church of England, I wonder! 
Below is a house next door to the church :)

39 comments:

  1. I love the first photo, it is beautiful. The church is also beautiful!

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  2. Methinks most would head farther north during the winter months down-under. Were you two feeling rebellious?

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    1. No not feeling rebellious at all :)
      We like to head north in our winter.
      I did type 'north' and meant 'south', have changed it to 'south'

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  3. That sky is brilliant. I do love watching storms...

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    1. Storms are fascinating as long as you are not in the middle of them.
      Sky always looks good in one.

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  4. Streaky Bay could be the headquarters for all streakers...it's where they practice their runs!

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  5. Great pictures.
    I would be happy to live in that little house next to the church.
    Merle.......

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  6. I find the naming of places interesting. This one makes sense ;-)

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    1. It does. Some names are rather weird to me, and I often wonder how places go their names.

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  7. Never heard of Streaky Bay but it does sound like a nice place

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    1. Lots of beaches down that way Jo-Anne.
      There are two supermarkets, IGA and Foodland, both were always busy.

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    1. Luckily I was there to capture it. As my youngest sons always says, 'You were in the right place at the right time'.

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  9. That first photo is quite dramatic.
    I've never been to Streaky Bay, but I've certainly heard about it. All through school, primary and high schools, at the end of the year kids were saying how they'd be spending their summers "down at Streaky in the van", then after the holidays all they talked about for weeks was what they did "down at Streaky".
    I always wanted to go and see for myself, but haven't yet.

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    1. Well fancy that. I heard it was popular.
      Thanks for telling me/us that as it's very interesting.
      There is a good bakery there along with the shops..

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  10. Margaret the church looks impressive but I am not sure it reminds English churches

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    1. It does look somewhat different than the English churches I have seen in photos..

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  11. The sky looks very dramatic in the first photo. Beautiful!

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  12. Wonderful photos indeed, and seems like such a lovely place. Greetings to you!

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  13. How nice to have a campsite right on the sea. Interesting how Streaky Bsy got its name. I'm always curious about how places with odd names came about getting them.

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    1. I'm the same with names of towns and cities. So lucky to get the site, was wonderful after all that travelling each day to be able to have a rest in Streaky Bay.

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  14. It sure looks a popular park. You were lucky to score a top spot.

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  15. I do really love the stormy clouds in the first photo.

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