.Day 9: Pildappa Rock to Ceduna

A pancake breakfast at the base of Pildappa rock was a great idea. The flies were not up yet, so we took advantage of cooking without them around. They were yummy, but by the time we started to eat the pesky little flies were landing in the jam, becoming trapped. It was quite funny to watch actually, out here you have to accept that the flies are unavoidable.
We planned a short drive to stay at Smoky Bay. We arrived late morning, there is no free camping in the area and the caravan parks were full. We soon learnt that fishermen flock to the area this time of the year and often stay for a month or more. It makes overnight stays near impossible. The town itself is very pretty, we would have loved to take a walk along the jetty and waterfront, but we decided to find somewhere to stay first. We had already driven through Streaky Bay and saw the caravan parks were full there. The temperature was rising to the mid 30’s. Our caravan batteries have been struggling to maintain voltage and I need to do some washing, so we searched for a caravan park in Ceduna. Lots of coastal caravan parks there, but again, they were full! We have found ourselves at the Ceduna Airport Caravan park, which looks like a big, dry paddock from the road, but it had power and we were getting to the point of “being over it”
We decided fish and chips by the water watching the sunset would be a nice way to end this frustrating day. The sunset was amazing, but the lovely, green, parkland on the foreshore has no picnic tables! We were dumbfounded. Such a lovely location that does not encourage picnics? We took our fish & chips back to the caravan and ate them inside the van in the Air conditioning.
So, a bit of frustration today. But, you get that sometimes.

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