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Day 59 - Tuesday 3 July 2012

Carnarvon

It was 10 degrees when we go up this morning with a forecast maximum of 26 but it got to 29.7 degrees in the shade of our awning. After breakfast we visited the newsagent and the supermarket before spending the rest of the morning relaxing in the sun. On the way back from the supermarket we noticed some trees with a distinct lean - which way does the wind blow?

Di trying to stand a tree up again

Di trying to stand a tree up again

More leaning trees  - this place must be windy

More leaning trees - this place must be windy

Enjoying the sun with the morning papers

Enjoying the sun with the morning papers

After lunch we visited the Heritage Precinct and the One Mile Jetty. The Jetty was built in 1897 and in 1900 a tramway was built on the jetty with horse drawn wagons, until a steam locomotive commenced operations in 1908. The last steam loco to operate on the jetty is now been restored in the Museum. Operations on the jetty ceased in 1966 when shipping stopped calling at the port. The jetty appears to have only seen minimal maintenance since that time. We paid our $4.00 and walked to the end of the jetty and back again. The Coffee Pot Tourist Tram operates a service for those too lazy to walk the mile each way.

Di on the Mile Long Jetty

Di on the Mile Long Jetty

The Coffee Pot tram

The Coffee Pot tram

The jetty appears to need some maintenance

The jetty appears to need some maintenance

A couple of big wheels

A couple of big wheels

Kimberly - the last steam loco to operate on the jetty

Kimberly - the last steam loco to operate on the jetty

The museum has a number of interesting exhibits including a lifeboat from the Kormoran, the German raider that sank the HMAS Sydney. While the 645 crew of the Sydney went down with the ship, 319 of the 400 crew on the Kormoran survived including 46 in the lifeboat.

A lifeboat from the Kormoran

A lifeboat from the Kormoran

On the way back to Caravan Park we called in to have a look at Carnarvon's OTC Dish. The dish was opened in 1966 and assisted in the space race in helping put man on the moon in 1969. The station closed in 1987 after assisting in tracking Haley's Comet.

Carnarvon's OTC Satellite Dish

Carnarvon's OTC Satellite Dish

Looking for clouds

Looking for clouds

For dinner tonight we are having delicious home made pizzas cooked on our new pizza stone that fits in our Baby Q.

Posted by TwoAces 03:29

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