My first brief stop was at Penong - I went into the General Store, which was rather weird to me. Some sad fruit and vegetables, in a shop that had empty shelves. I just bought a Ginger beer. I was looking for food, but there was nothing there that appealed. Penong is a very old settlement, surrounded by wheat farms, and windmills. I learned that it was called the town of 1000 windmills. I had taken photos of some water storage and old windmills, but surprised to see so many in the town.
|Old water storage|
|Some of the many windmills on the edge of Penong|
|I didn't see a roo or a wombat!|
|Ruins of an old school|
I detoured to Head of the Bight, and highly recommend it. I heard one traveller say they don't intend to pay anything to see our Australian coast, but to me it was $5 well worth spending, as there are two walk ways from the Head of Bight Centre, and the views are spectacular.
|Path to viewing platforms at Head of Bight|
|View of cliffs to the right|
|View to the left|
There are many spots along the Eyre Highway to detour and have a closer look at the Great Australian Bight, many are listed as spots to take photos, but others are not named but easily accessed. There are so many wonderful views.