Distance travelled – 70.6 km
Avg speed – 19.2 kph
Max speed – 35.1 kph
Streaky Bay to Port Kenny
It rained during the night after which the wind began to blow reasonably strongly so we had no drive to get out of bed this morning. We debated the option of staying put for the day but finally decided that we should push on to Port Kenny.
On our way out of town we called into the bakery to buy some bread for lunch. With the wind still blowing strongly neither of us were that keen to get going so it was very easy for me to persuade Denise that we should have coffee and a snack before we left town. When we finally did get going we discovered, much to our relief, that the wind, rather than hindering, was blowing more from the side and helped us along a little bit.
We stopped for lunch at Murphy’s Haystacks, which are a granite outcrop (or more technically, inselbergs) that from a distance look like small haystacks. We are told they acquired their name from an agricultural expert who advocated that to produce good quantities of hay farmers should harrow their land. Whilst travelling by coach he noticed the rock formations in the distance and informed the driver and passengers that this farmer must harrow his land to produce so much hay. As the ‘haystacks’ were located on a property owned by a Mr Murphy, they became known as Murphy’s Haystacks.
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The widest load we have seen so far on this trip.
Denise with Murphy's Haystacks behind her
View from Murphy's Haystacks
Camp site at Port Kenny