Day 14: Elliston to Coffin Bay
We arrived in Coffin Bay late morning and were surprised how small the town is. We were needing a few non urgent grocery supplies so we purchased some frozen bread and decided to wait a few more days until we reach Port Lincoln to restock our pantry.
The cafe on the waterfront was bustling with activity. Oyster tours leave from here and the next tour was suiting up in their wading gear ready to enter the water.
We purchased a chicken and leek pie each for lunch and sat by the water in the wind. The idea of having lunch by the water was lovely, the view is amazing but the wind down this way is relentless. While Glenn whoofed his pie down like a vacuum, I retreated to the caravan out of the wind and admired the view from the window.
We have booked a site in Coffin Bay National park for 3 nights. Yangie Bay Campground is suitable for Caravans but sites must be prebooked. Choosing a site online is not easy when you have not visited the campground before to know which site numbers have the best view etc. We are very pleased with our choice this time. Site 13 is elevated with a great view of the bay.
This afternoon we took a hike from the campground. It was a pleasant walk through the bush to arrive at a lookout over the bay then meandering over Rocks and through shrub to circle the bay. I was in front so I saw the snake first! Thankfully it slithered into the shrubs to let us past. I had just relaxed again about a kilometre later when snake number two appeared! I was a little freaked out by this stage and put Glenn in the lead! Kangaroos started to appear on the track from then on, watching families graze calmed me so I could enjoy the rest of the hike.
It was then time for cheese and bickies back at camp to reflect on the day.