Our next stop on the Dometic Follow the Sun Convoy for Charity is Elliston, a beautiful town situated on the shores of spectacular Waterloo Bay. On our way to Elliston, we decide to take the scenic route, a recurring theme on this trip, we stopped off at Leo Cummings Monument. This Monument is in memory of Leo Cummings, a local who was lost at sea when his fishing trawler was wrecked in 1959. Set on a cliff top, it has uninterrupted views of Point Drummond and captivating views of the coast.
We stayed at the Waterloo Bay Tourist Park. This park has every type of accomodation you would want or need, from their Superior Seaview Spa Cabins, to basic un-powered grassy sites. The friendly staff at this holiday park will make you feel right at home, and they even have Pedal Karts for the kids.
Our first stop after settling in was the Woolshed Caves, stunning grotto like caves that have been sculpted by waves. This was the perfect time to take some amazing photos and get a real understanding of why people visit Elliston.
On our way back we drove along one of the scenic cliff-top drives, this had stunning views of Anxious Bay and is dotted with beautiful sculptures, these permanent artworks have been left over from Elliston’s famous, Sculpture on the cliffs festival. Elliston has two must-do cliff-top drives, the Little Bay Cliff-Top Loop, and Anxious Bay Cliff-Top Loop.
When we got back Fireman Rob and Di took us on a tour of the New Age Gecko. Ron had explained that “It’s only a sixteen foot caravan so it has a single axle and the first thing I noticed when we hooked it on to our Mazda BT50 was that it is an absolute dream to tow”, and “This was our first time in a New Age Caravans Gecko, and even though this particular model has been designed for a family, we couldn’t help but think of how much our kids and their families would love this caravan”.
Our second day we head over to Lake Newland, a natural saline lake and the most extensive wetland on the Eyre Peninsula. Not only were we lucky enough to learn all about the local wildlife that thrive in and around this lake, we also had an opportunity to 4WD across the sand dunes. Once we found a sand dune suitable, we set to to do our Charity Challenge for the National Breast Cancer Foundation, this time we played capture the flag, although its still unclear as to which team actually won the challenge.
Back at the Caravan Park, the Napthali family gave Robby a tour of their caravan, The Avida Topaz. Paul couldn’t stop bragging about the amazing slide out, and Renee was overjoyed with how well this caravan suited her family, “we have been completely comfortable on this trip, we couldn’t have asked for anything better”. Renee is of course a Modern Foodie, so she was also really excited about the full size kitchen with the Dometic stove top, grill and oven.
It was time for our Elliston Happy Hour, and the Waterloo bay Tourist park was the perfect spot for it. We had an amazingly talented local artist, Joshy Willo, come and play guitar and sing, while locals came and sold everything from pickled shrimp to cakes and sweets. After giving away some amazing prizes for our Charity Raffle from PurpleLine and SupaFit, just to name a few, Prousty got up and entertained the crowd with some of his bush poetry.
The night ended watching an amazing sunset, and preparing for our next stop, Streaky Bay.
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