My World – Port Lincoln

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Continuing down the coast road from Tumby Bay, we come to what is probably  South Australia’s most famous regional city. Port Lincoln is the southern most city on Eyre Peninsula.  Boston Bay is deeper and bigger than Sydney Harbour. Australias Blue Fin Tuna boats call Port Lincoln home. 

But its not all just fish and farming. Well maybe it is. When we lived in Port Lincoln, we used to walk around to Kirton Point to watch dolphins play, but alas, there weren’t any there the day we visited. Just interesting rock formations.

It’s over. The heatwave that is. We had 14 days in a row of temperatures over 40C (105F). A cool change came in at about 8pm on Saturday night and by Sunday morning, we had to drag out the long sleeves. It’s hard to believe that on Saturday the temp reached 44C and on sunday it didn’t even get to 23C. The cooler weather didn’t bring any rain, which we’re kind of used to now, but I really wish/pray that Victoria (yes the entire state) gets some cool weather and rain soon. As I write this, the whole state is alight. The death toll is over 130 and it is expected to top 200. Even though I live over 1000km from Victoria, I haven’t met anyone today that doesn’t know someone affected by the fire. Whole towns have been razed to the ground. I don’t have the words to describe what is happening over there, so if you want to know more, I suggest that you check out www.abc.net.au/news/events/bushfires/ 

And pray.

Monday 9th Feb. Max Temp: 24C, Min Temp: 15C, Rainfall: Omm, Days since rain: 58

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12 responses to “My World – Port Lincoln

  1. I can’t wait for a heatwave & 58 days without rain.

  2. Port Lincoln looks like a fascinating place to explore.

    I’ve been watching the bushfires on the news and have had some of my cat-blogger friends updating. It’s is so scary! Praying for the safety of all.

  3. Thank goodness the mercury is falling finally. How horrific that so many people have been caught in the fires! People around the world have you in their thoughts and prayers.

  4. Wow those are great shots, thanks for the tour.

    Have a great week!
    Guy
    Regina In Pictures

  5. Great shots, so sad bout the fires, its on our news night report – as i type this.

  6. Glad you’re getting some relief from the heat.
    Nice shots and interesting geology.

  7. GT: What a wonderful view of the city by the ocean.

    There is nothing worse then extreme weather changes. The weather up North has been really cold while you were hot.

  8. Not exactly a sandy beach, I’m impressed by the technical geologic description on the sign.

  9. beautiful shots and a most interesting post. my thoughts go out to all those affected by those fires…a tragic event.
    have a wonderful week.
    erin

  10. Thanks for showing us your world. My heart and prayers go out to your country. Your photos are wonderful.

  11. I would love to visit your country one day. Very pretty

  12. It looks beautiful but that’s seriously hot. It is so terrible about the loss of life in the bushfires.

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