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The Lincoln National Park Pt. II

by on Apr.08, 2011, under The Eyre Peninsula

April 08, 2011

This day we prepared to leave the Lincoln NP and planned to enter Coffin Bay NP. We packed up our camp at Fishermans Point ..

.. and drove to Stamford Hill. We hiked up to the Flinders Monument where we enjoyed a very good view over Proper Bay, Port Lincoln and a lot of the places we had just visited:

It was a short, but steep hike, and still pretty warm in April. Imagine the great explorer Matthew Flinders marching up here in February 1802, through a dense scrub in the summer heat, not only surveying and mapping the land but desperately searching for freshwater for himself and his expedition crew in an unchartered territory. Phew .. we were happy to return to our LandCruiser, however. 😉

In Port Lincoln we refueled and re-upped our supplies. On our way out of Port Lincoln we ascended to the Winter Hill Lookout, presenting a nice view over Port Lincoln and Proper Bay again:

Port Lincoln from Winter Hill Lookout

Port Lincoln from Winter Hill Lookout

We entered the Coffin Bay National Park and headed to Yangie Bay. From there a 4WD track leads to the northern parts of the national park. Well .. when we arrived, it looked like this:

High tide at Yangie Bay - how to get to Coffin Bay NP?

High tide at Yangie Bay - how to get to Coffin Bay NP?

This was a result of high tide, so nothing unusual around here. We checked the tide tables to determine a time window to enter and leave via the track on the next day – sounds professional, huh? But wait until you read about that dark chapter of our 4WD undertakings .. 😉

That was about it. The day ended with a nice campfire and Inka cooking a really delicious Chili con carne – on our cartridge-driven gas stove! Who says traveling and good food don’t go together well? 🙂

Campsite at Yangie Bay, Coffin Bay NP

Campsite at Yangie Bay, Coffin Bay NP

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