It was sad to leave the Clare Valley, but Australia is a big country and we wanted to go as far south as we could in the time we had, to do that our next stop would the Innes National Park Yorke Peninsular South Australia.
It was a very hot day, the outside temperature was 39 degrees, just before entering the York Peninsular I stopped for gas, the hot air from the strong winds blasted me as I got out of the car. In the service station they told me that it was over 40 degrees. Just to prove it was hot and dry , we ended up going through a dust storm seeing houses enveloped in the huge clouds of dirt.
The York Peninsular is flat and arid. Our camp spot at Cable Bay was a wind-swept place without water or any other redeeming feature. It was over 30 degrees when we put up the tent, fly’s up our noses and the wind from the seaward blowing so hard it removed our smiles. The tent was within 50 yards of a small bank which lead down to the beach and rocks.
Once the tent was up we went to look for a better place, the ones close to us seemed all the same but with just more people. We wouldn’t move, we reasoned that where we were we had privacy at least.
Snorkelling was the purpose of coming to this National Park and the coast line looked very promising.
That night we had a great feast with venison steaks I had purchased from a wee butchers at a town on the way in. These steaks had been marinades and they were simply fantastic.