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My World – Arno Bay

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Travelling even further south down the east coast of Eyre Peninsula is the  town of Arno Bay. As well as being part of a farming community and home town of Adelaide Crow Shaun Rehn, it was pretty much a holiday shack town. Lots of folk from eastern EP have shacks at Arno and spend a fair bit of their summer there, fishing and swimming in the waters of Spencer Gulf. More recently, it has become home to Kingfish farms.  So they have recently built a marina for the larger fishing boats to live in.

Also in Arno Bay is an interpretive walk through the mangroves. Mangroves are important to the ecology of the whole of Spencer Gulf, where small fish breed and birds live and breed.  

  And now onto the weather. Summer is here. Just in time for VacSwim (school holiday swimming lessons), the mercury has hit 35 and looks like hovering there for the next few days at least.  And it’s been 23 days since it last rained. 3 months of hot hot hot to go

Monday 22nd Dec. Max Temp: 35C, Min Temp: 13C, Rainfall: 0mm

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Heading back towards the coast from Iron Baron (and slightly south) we come across Lucky Bay. This tiny seaside community is a collection of shacks and is generally only populated in summer. There have been ongoing fights with the government and the local council about the removal of the shacks as they are supposedly in danger of being drowned if the sea levels rise. Nobody really cared about Lucky Bay until nearly 2 years ago when SeaSA opened the ferry link between the York and Eyre Peninsulas. Now, instead of driving up and around through Port Augusta, you can skip across the Spencer Gulf in a state of the art ferry.

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And now onto the weather. Even though this photo looks clear, during the week we had some torrential rain. Fed by a large low pressure system in the centre of Australia, most of South Australia got a good drink on Thursday night. In fact this rain, which for us lasted about an hour brought nearly 1.5 inches. Our total rainfall for the year to that point was about 8 inches.

 

Apart from that, the weather has been fairly tolerable still, if not a bit humid.

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Monday 15th Dec. Max Temp: 24C, Min Temp: 9C, Rainfall: 0mm