I’ve spent the last couple of days with Phil Sawyer visiting Port Lincoln and other interesting places at the tip of the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia.
They have had a bit of rain.
We drove down to Sleaford Bay on Friday.
Its a rugged landscape.
Some of the first settlers were whalers.
Here’s a 300 kg bubber pot once used by Sleaford Bay whalers to extract oil.
More recently Port Lincoln residents have got rich fatten tuna for Japanese markets.
These pilchard will be fed to tuna that are held in cages in the sea to the south of Port Lincoln.
Prawn trawlers, abalone and crayfish fishermen still operate out of Port Lincoln. I watched a procession of about 20 prawn trawlers leave the harbour Friday night. They will be out for 11 days.
This is a photograph of some of the rigging on the boats in the afternoon, before they departed.
The Mayor suggested to me yesterday that Port Lincoln would be a good place for a wind-powered desalination plant.
There are already wind turbines in the area. This picture was taken yesterday from Coffin Bay National Park looking south.