Saturday, March 1, 2014

Port Augusta to Port Broughton

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We also had another milestone on our Aussie Adventure. Today the distance we have travelled on our Adventure ticked over to the 30,000 kilometres.

Our milestone - 30,000kms
After heading off from Port Augusta our first stop was at the small seaside village of Port Germein for a nice Ham and Cheese toasted sandwich for breakie. Originally named "Hummock Harbour", Port Germein was once an important transport hub for the surrounding districts. Back in 1881 the Port Germein jetty was the longest jetty in the Southern Hemisphere.

Port Germein Jetty
A lighthouse was erected at the end of the jetty in 1894. The lighthouse was manned until 1917, when it was replaced by a AGA flashing light. The lighthouse was relocated to it's current site in 1975.

Port Germein Lighthouse
We are now at our home for the next few days Port Broughton. Port Broughton is another small seaside village located on the Yorke Peninsula on the east coast of Spencer Gulf. The population of around 950 swells to over 4000 in the Summer holidays due to its close proximity to South Australia's Capitol Adelaide.
Yet another wonderful view from Myrtle