Big Lap WA 2015- Day 36- Coffin Bay

We slept late it was awesome it was after 7.00 am when I woke up and it was so quiet, I love the forest!!

Last night as we sat around the camp fire, we heard a night and turned around to find a Mother Kangaroo and her young joey. they were not worried about us at all, happily wandering around our camp, I love to see them in the wild.

Today we decided to go to visit Port Lincoln which is where I wanted to stay originally but then I am so glad that we stayed in the forest. On the way to the front gate of the NP a 15 kilometre drive we were amazed at the amount of Emu and Kangaroo and we started to keep score of them, we do things like that. We were in Port Lincoln by 10 am, we drove around and had a look at the scenery and the Marina where all the beautiful big sea-going boats were moored. There is some serious money in those boats.

We had promised Star Son we would go to Lincoln Surf Shop he wanted to look for some shorts, and so he got those and then we did another shop for meat that we stupidly had left behind at Streaky Bay and got some KFC for lunch before heading back to our camp site. More Emu and Kangaroo and even some Goanna on the way back in. The total score for the day was Emu- 31, Kangaroo- 9 and Goannas- 3. One of the Emu we saw had a brood of chicks we quickly counted at least 10 Emu chicks.. plus some of the other ones we’d seen were family groups, Coffin Bay= Home of Emu!

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One of the boats coming into the Marina

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Star Son had a friend called Aslinn and so we took this photo for her!!

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Aslinn

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Pretty Flowers at Safeway

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This got a giggle

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Some of the Views of the beach as you enter Coffin Bay NP

Back at camp we found our nightly visitors were back, and they let us into a secret the family of two were actually a family of three..

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We put some fresh water out for this “toddler”

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Mum, Bubs and big Brother..

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He was such a cutie I called him “Kenny”

In the afternoon we went for another drive this time we decided to do as many of the tracks as we could being that we are driving a 2 wheel drive car, so we have to stay on the bitumen. And even that showed us some beautiful beaches and sights,.

Tomorrow we move on, we are “supposed” to go to Mount Remarkable… but who knows where we will end up.

We had steak and eggs and baked potatoes in the fire for dinner, before we started packing up some of the camp. No rushing in the morning, we don’t have a “must leave by…” time. But we do have a 4 or 5 hour drive.

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