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Favorite thing: Streaky Bay is a tourist destination that is slowly but irrevocably increasing in popularity. With each new facility comes more people and more people means more money and.............., well, you know the rest.
We really didn't have a good idea when we arrived just how much we'd enjoy the place but, enjoy it we did.

Fondest memory: For our initial foray we headed out for Cape Bauer, past the new housing estate and then through farming land. At last we were to get a look at the ocean and Cape Bauer serves as a dramatic introduction for what you can expect along the rest of the western side of Eyre Peninsula. The sparsely vegetated wind blown cliffs are impressive and eye catching. Their rugged beauty a sign of conglomerate being attacked constantly by the sea; their dangerously underscoured tops having collapsed here and there as if to indicate their true fragility. The swell below breaking on remnants of what were once cliffs but now are merely as speed humps to traffic.
We were impressed and spent about an hour walking around the dunes and cliff edges, soaking up the atmosphere and the warming autumn sun. With nowhere to fish we finished the loop road and headed back to the info centre.

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  • Written Jun 21, 2006
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