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Travelling south from Port Augusta (and just before you get to Whyalla) you pass Fitzgerald Bay, Point Lowly, Port Bonython and the Freycinet Trail. Along this coast is the breeding ground for the Giant Australian Cuttlefish. These creatures grow to over a metre (3′ 4″) in length. (Click the photos to enlarge and read..)
Point Lowly is also home to the SANTOS fractional distilation plant, so some of the biggest ships in Australian waters – oil tankers – dock here to take on gas and distillate (diesel) and transport it around the country. This region has a long shipping history and hence the (still functioning) lighthouse at Point Lowly
And now onto the weather. This photo was taken on Monday around lunchtime from the usual location. It has been another very mild week. We even had 5.4mm (21 points) of rain on Tuesday once again frustrating those farmers still trying to harvest crops. It took almost 3 days for the wheat to dry out enough to reap. Crop yields are very low and many of the silo workers have been laid off because there isn’t enough work for them. The temps have been mild ranging from 20C – 27C. Our summers tend to be very long and very hot and I just want the hot weather to get here soon so that it can be over and done with.
Monday 24th Nov. Max Temp: 27C, Min Temp: 13C, Rainfall: 0mm