Day 8 & 9 Beautiful one day blowing a gale the next – Venus Bay

So we left Streaky Bay for a short hop to Venus Bay by way of Murphy’s Haystack’s. 
Murphy’s “Haystacks”

More “haystacks”

Friendly inhabitant 

Haystack’s have some great colours and pattens
Not your ordinary hay stacks these a actually rock formation which has evolved by erosion, subsidence and the ravages of time. They are none the less a great side track and the site is well maintained and has easy access. We spent about an hour wandering the site. The textures and colours make for some very interesting photos. Back on the road to Venus Bay and what a great spot (well at least it was on this day). The park operators were fantastic and very accommodating. Gaz and I decided on a spot of fishing in the afternoon so after launching the Kayaks we headed out into the fray. The water was flat, not all that cold and no wind to speak of. Sometimes you have he luck and other times not on this day I did and Gary didn’t 3 nice size Australian Salmon and I dropped 1 good size one. Gaz just had no luck – ah well tomorrow may be his day. Di and Wendy had the fillets for dinner (thanks to Gaz’s expertise with a knife). Tomorrow is another day.
And indeed it was and it’s blowing a gale but still warm. We have decided on a quiet one today just sitting around, a bit of reading and a spot of fishing.
Well it’s almost like Melbourne weather we woke this morning, after yesterday’s blow, to cold winds and colder temperatures. We decided to head down to Ellinston for a bit of a run. Ellinston is a tad bigger than Venus Bay but not much. The weather was a little better but not much. We had lunch at the café which was enjoyable and decided to head back to Venus Bay via the scenic route and follow the sculpture trail. 
Entrance to woolshed cave

Some more of the coast line

and more

and more

One of the sculptures

Along this dirt road, apart from some great views of the coast, are sculptures of various forms. They are, unfortunately, falling into some disrepair but none the less add a different dimension to the trip. It was then back to Venus Bay.

The next day dawned as a pretty reasonable sort of day. Venus Bay has been a bit of relax for us in that we planned to do very little other than, well relax interspersed with a little fishing. We took the kayaks ut this morning and Gaz managed to hook up pretty quickly and landed a pretty substantial Australian Salmon which turned out to be it for the morning fishing session. The afternoon session was less productive, as was our search for squid that evening. Ahh well at least we had some sun and exercise, on to Coffin Bay tomorrow.

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