Caravan Correspondent

Australian Travel Writer and Photographer 💙 Caravan Holidays.

Finding the Fun Everyday

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Now more than ever, finding the fun every day is a great way to relieve the worry, gloom and doom that we can’t escape sometimes.

Taking a slow holiday, like caravanning is an easy way to be in the present and take in the little things around you, making you grateful for where you live and what you have.

I find it’s easy to notice the funny and quirky aspects travelling this way and especially when you carry a camera, the weird and wonderful, the funny signs and things that just bring a smile to your face and a bit of fun in your day just seem to jump out at you. Here are some of the things that made us chuckle on our last road trip.

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The SA Town being Engulfed by Sand Dunes

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ABC News Australia has a story today on the town of Fowlers Bay on the far west coast of South Australia, which is slowly being engulfed by the sand dunes on its doorstep. We were there not long ago and you could see how these magnificent huge dunes are encroaching. To see the full ABC story I’ve included the link at the end of this post.

This story made me go back into the many, many old photo albums I have, to see if there were any noticeable differences from way back when we used to visit and camp in this area in the 1980s, compared to our visit just last month.

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Whats New Whyalla?

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The last stop on our Eyre Peninsula road trip was the town of Whyalla. In the past, my impression of Whyalla was one of a hot dry and dusty town, where all you noticed was the massive steelworks that the town revolves around.

The steelworks still is the biggest industry in town but there is more going for Whyalla than in the past including some terrific art, a beautiful foreshore and beach area and one amazing jetty.

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Cowell – An Eyre Peninsula Town to Watch

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The town of Cowell on Eyre Peninsula is an interesting one, it has a lot of interesting aspects going for it at the moment but will be one to watch in the next few years, as millions of dollars are being spent in upgrading its foreshore area.

The grants for the project have come from Federal and State Governments as well as the local council and will see the building of a new tourist centre featuring a demonstration of an oyster hatchery, a market shed multi-purpose community space, commercial buildings for a food hall, a marina, water playground and 25 metre free swimming pool for public use.

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The Point of Free Camping ~ Point Gibbon

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Point Gibbon free camp has made it to our favourites list for its location and for the spectacular scenery which included pristine white sand dunes to explore, an easily accessible beach to fish from and visits by large pods of dolphins, swimming by each day.

This is another council maintained camping area with a decent dirt road entrance and plenty of spaces on the cliff top to park a van and be completely secluded for $10 per night. With rubbish bins the only other service provided, you do need to be completely self-contained or use the public toilets in the nearby location of Port Gibbon.

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Lazing at Lipson Cove

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Another free camp of note we stayed at during our Eyre Peninsula trip was Lipson Cove, named after Australia’s first Harbour Master.

Apart from the well laid out and defined camping area, you have a couple of long drop toilets and rubbish bins provided, and one long and lovely white sandy beach for your $10 per night, per site.

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