Sherwood Diary: Day 13 visiting the sea lions at Point Labatt

We were feeling relaxed yesterday morning as as a decision had been made to explore more of the surrounds of Streaky Bay. I wanted to see the sea lions, but first we went to the Tourist Bureau, then to the pharmacy for QV soap, then to the bakery for pasties and coffee. You can see how relaxed we were by how quickly lunchtime came up😀

My research on WikiCamps had found possible camping spots near Point Labatt and this meant we could spend time there without having to get back to town before dark.

We spent about 2.5 hours watching the sea lions. They mostly just lie lazily in the sun, but sometimes move about in their clumsy way. So different to when they are in the water. We viewed them from a platform high above on the cliff, so my long lens and Stephen’s binoculars came in handy. So good they they are perfectly safe from humans as well as predators in this spot.

Lazy sea lions
Cliff near the lookout
And looking the other way from the view point
Overview of the sea lion sanctuary

At about 5:00 we drove to the nearest campsite about 6 kilometres away. There is a caravan nearby, but we’ve chosen a camping spot away from them. We could see another caravan in the distance, but it left by 8:30 am. We’ve had a very peaceful night with only a couple of mozzies. As we are on the other side of the peninsula from the sea lions we were able to watch the sun rising over water this morning.

The beautiful water of the inlet near our campsite
Evening at Wrighty’s Bayview Campsite
Morning at Wrighty’s

We hung around at Wrighty’s this morning, reluctant to leave such a lovely spot. Eventually we packed up, realising that we really did need water and a dump point.

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