May 28 2008Port Germein & Port Pirie

May 28 2008Port Germein & Port Pirie

Long wooden pier at Port Germein.  It seemed as if this pier was about a mile in length...but it was a beautiful day and with the fresh salt air and seabirds nearby it was a great walk.

Long wooden pier at Port Germein. It seemed as if this pier was about a mile in length...but it was a beautiful day and with the fresh salt air and seabirds nearby it was a great walk.

5/28/08: On the road at 9:00AM…a bit later than planned as it was pea soup fog outdoors.  But it quickly cleared into a beautiful cloudless day.  Stopped in Port Germein to do a little exploring as I had a couple extra days before my flight departed.  Walked out on the VERY long jetty…said to be the longest in Australia at 1.6 kilometers.  I could certainly believe that, as it must have been about a mile long.  Had lunch at the hotel in PG.  Had a very large and tasty fish and chips meal.

Then off again to Port Pirie where I stopped in the city center for a few things.  Checked into the Port Pirie Beach Caravan Park and got a gorgeous site right on the estuary into Spencer Gulf.  There was a great view of sea birds and the grey mangrove out of the rear window of my campervan.  Walked out to the local seafood market along the pier and on the way back to the caravan park became very nauseous.  I hope this isn’t a result of the lunch in Port Germain?  The Spencer Gulf oysters and shrimp purchased at SD Caputo and Son’s Market will have to wait until tomorrow’s lunch. This seafood market is one reason I almost always spend a night in Port Pirie on my way to Coober Pedy. I’ve seldom found a market with such a variety of seafood and with such great quality!