After the trip across the Nullarbor we have spent the last couple of days relaxing at the little town of Streaky Bay on the west of the Eyre Peninsula.
Streaky Bay was so named in 1802 by explorer Matthew Flinders because on discovery of the area the water in the bay was discoloured by streaks caused by oils released from a species of seaweed…..hence Streaky Bay.
Today the area survives on agriculture, fish and tourism. Commercial fishing of Snapper and King George Whiting and aquaculture of oysters and abalone are well established. Agriculture crops of wheat and barley and sheep are the predominate farming activities in this dry region. Tourists also flock to the area for the beaches and fishing. Keen anglers are rewarded with King George whiting, Snapper, Blue Swimmer Crabs and the Razor Fish at low tides.
The town sits in a little bay and has a reasonable tide change.
The coastline to the south of the town is very beautiful.
These little flowers are happily growing on the coastal areas.
A short drive from Streaky Bay are these amazing rock formations called Murphy’s Haystacks. Some reaching 8 metres high they are prominate on the landscape.
From here we are making our way to Wilpena Pound in the Flinders Range National Park so hopefully the weather and wildflowers will be at their best.