Wednesday, 11 February 2015

On the Road to Marion Bay, Yorke Peninsula, Sth Aus


Marion Bay is a beautiful little town at the bottom of Yorke Peninsula.  We stayed at the caravan park which we booked before arriving as we thought it might be busy, but we were there mid week and it was not very full (thank goodness).  
The park is right on the foreshore with only a very short stroll to the beach but there is scrub between the park and the beach so you can't really see the beach but you can hear the waves rolling in, which makes for a good night's sleep!

Walkway to Marion Bay beach

Some of the locals on the beach

Rhino Head

Stenhouse Bay

Chinamans Hat Rock
Remains of The Ethel
The Ethel had been sailing from South Africa when it ran aground in 1904 near Innes National Park.
A crew member died and the others swan to safety.The Ethel ran aground near Cape Spencer in 1904. An unsuccessful attempt was made by the tug Euro in May to tow the Ethel back out to sea. A very small part of her is still visible on the beach.

The Ethel Wreck  as it is now in 2015

Pondalowie Beach
Shell Beach
West Cape

We did another trip to Corny Point and visited the lighthouse and again we were rewarded with stunning coastal views.
Corny Point
Corny Point Lighthouse
Panoramic view from Corny Point
Panoramic view from Corny Point

Cape Spencer lighthouse

Cape Spencer is a headland located on the south west tip of Yorke Peninsula in South Australia. It was named after George Spencer, 2nd Earl Spencer by Matthew Flinders during March 1802. It has been the site of an operating navigation aid since 1950 and has been located within the Innes National Park since 1970.

Inneston National Park

Coastline near the Ethel Wreck