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"
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 :)