Monday, 8 February 2016

To Civilization in 2015

For us it's always good to get to Penong in South Australia. A sense of achievement crossing the Nullarbor after several days. Spent the night at a Caravan Park which became full quickly late afternoon.  There's just over 250 people living there.
We crossed through Quarantine at Ceduna. Passed with flying colours we were permitted to keep our potatoes.  A link to my previous post on Quarantine [here] if you would like to visit.


Can't recall where I took this photo but it was certainly further up north.
This sweet bird was rather tame for a wild creature.  He stood then slowly began to sit as I took his photos - perhaps he became impatient.  The shadow is in the wrong place, but that can't be helped.


Part of the Quarantine area at Ceduna


The Ocean at Ceduna South Australia.


The Caravan Park at Penong.  No grass but the ground was hard.
The Caravan Park is a credit to it's owners.  The Amenities were very clean.


Streaky Bay SA.  First sunset we had seen for a fair while.  This is classed as civilization for us.
A lot more travelling to come as we are still far from home.


The State of South Australia and you can see where we have come by the black dots.

39 comments:

  1. Quarantine from one part of the country to another part. That is something that I would have to used to.

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    1. There's quarantine stations on all South Australian borders, because we don't have fruit fly and would like to keep it that way.

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    2. River is correct Andy. It's part of life these Quarantine Stations or signs and fines in between those States that have Quarantine. Only takes a few minutes to have your vehicles checked. There are dogs at some Quarantine Stations and they soon sniff out the unwanted.

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  2. I love doves. And they love my feeder. (Unfortunately all the hawks along the river love doves too :(

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    1. Doves are lovely, but their cooing can be annoying at times.
      Shame they are taken by hawks.

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  3. I knew there were restrictions to enter Australia with food but inside the country also? Strange for me.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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    1. Yes Filip you are correct also plants, wood etc. Australia is such a large country, it's necessary to keep certain insects and diseases away from entering other States.

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  4. I remember going through quarantine stations entering California for years. This has been a most interesting series of posts.

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    1. Our State of Tasmania is very strict with what you can bring into the State. We have Quarantine people and dogs.
      I'm pleased you have enjoy the trip across the Nullarbor.

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  5. I well remember quarantine stations going into Queensland.
    And didn't the ocean look 'flat' at Ceduna.

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    1. The ocean was very flat that particular day.
      I remember the Quarantine Station from and to Queensland, NSW border long ago.

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  6. Ceduna!
    Thank you for the post on this border town. I think your photos did the small but important town proud. It is strange all these long jetties that SA has - the shallowness of the inshore waters for boats to moor at.
    I only found out on my recent trip to Sydney what happened to a college boarding school mate in this region in 1969 - I was in PNG at that time.
    Terry, the college mate, was only 25 or just 26 at time and was travelling across to Perth on his honeymoon. I suspect what happened that the driver of the freighter truck through exhaustion fell asleep momentarily at the wheel and smashed into Terry and his wife in their car. They were killed instantly. Does still happen on that stretch of road and on many lonely long country distant roads.
    Thus my interest in the pictures and report on Ceduna.
    Great photos and report.
    Cheers
    Colin
    PS: The desert dove looks content!!!!!!

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    1. Very contented bird.
      Well that's a sad story.
      Haven't heard of anything like that lately, but then we wouldn't hear about accidents across the Nullarbor.

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  7. The immensity of the beach , it is one temptation to stay in it.

    Kisses

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  8. Just want to say thanks for the photos as all I did today is look at the photos and smiled

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  9. The trip is not over but Ceduna is a significant point to mark. It is a very long pier so I guess the water is shallow. Victoria used to have quarantine posts on the NSW border to prevent fruit fly. I think they have gone now.

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    1. The boarder where you say for fruit fly has been gone for a long time. However Andrew, there are large signs galore well before the border, also bins to put the fruit you are carrying in. There is one hefty fine if caught not doing so. Further more, the road is patrolled at times.
      That's a great thing, as we do want to keep 'fruit fly' out of those States which don't have it.

      I remember well the border between NSW and Queenland, long ago :)

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  10. That sunset is lovely. It must be nice to see a bit of civilisation after such a long haul.

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    1. Thanks.
      It was good to be back in civilisation once again for sure. However, still lonely roads to travel on to get home.

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  11. What a great shot of the dove and those sunset colours are begging to have a cocktail to go with them. ;-)

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    1. Thanks. I bet many a night in summer people with their 'wine' know doubt sit on the beach and sip their wine.

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  12. Some lovely photo's and what a glorious one to finish on!

    All the best Jan

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    1. Gosia - that was a calm day - not quite so calm in the storm season, I can assure you.
      Colin

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    2. The sea was calm that day. Dreadful when rough which I haven't seen in that area.

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  14. yes very rather tame this creature !
    he has beautiful colors! Forgive me this silly thing, but I did not think that was found of the "pigeons" in australia ... The last photo is superb !!

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  15. We have many pigeons is varies areas in Australia. We have some that fly around near my home.

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  16. Beautiful images, the caravan park is brilliant.

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