What a day
We setoff from Nullarbor,(http://www.nullarbornet.com.au/) not a tree in sight and paid $2.10 a litre for diesel. We made it to Penong for bacon and eggs which looked great but were pretty ordinary. Then it was on to Ceduna to be inspected for fruit fly before being allowed to enter the town and officially enter South Australia. It was then we turned south to Streaky Bay. If you ever get a chance to get to the Eyre Peninsular Streaky Bay is the place to be.
We made it in time to unhook the van in a bay just beside the water and dash off to the pub to watch Freo win the grand final, well they didn’t win but came a close second. The pub was mainly Freo supporter but there was a very vocal small group of Hawthorn supporter which made for a very noisy afternoon.
After the match we took a stroll along the waterfront. the Mocean Cafe (www.moceancafe.com.au)was shut but was opening again at 5:30. We had lunch here nearly 2 years ago and wanted to try it again. It did open at 5:30 and we had a coffee on the front deck while watching dolphins, pelicans and terns on the water. Dinner started with a streaky bay Antipasto plate of mussels oysters, scallops, prawns, squid, tuna and fingerlime. The staff were worried we might get cold on the deck so ushered us inside to a table by the window after the sun had disappeared.
Main course was fillets of whiting for me and mussels for Pam wash down with a sauvignon blanc. We finished off with lime and lemon gelato for Pam and apple and quandong butter pudding with rum and raisin gelato. From truck stop to almost fine dinning in one day.
What a day