Despite my best efforts we were ready to check out by 0730. We were ready so we left. Along the way to Arno Bay we decided to drive through Tumby Bay a very nice spot with an excellent bakery. A pie for me and a coffee scroll for Jenny, not that we needed it, but it filled in some extra time.
Pulled into the caravan park at Arno Bay and filled one of the few remaining sites. A very small park with basic facilities in one of the nicest bays we've visited. The sites are small but adequate and have access to cable TV, $20 refundable deposit for the co-axial cable.
After lunch we dropped into the local Hotel and booked for dinner tonight. I seriously doubt that too many people bother with such a formality. The sign on the door “No shirt, no service” suggests a degree of informality, I guess that a collar and tie would be a bit over the top.
We drove on to Cleve, the administrative centre for the region, hospital, police station and a large school. There isn't a lot of business on a hot Monday afternoon. The young lass at the supermarket said the Thursdays and Fridays were busier. Along the way we observed the grain harvest in full swing, there is a constant stream of bulk haulage trucks heading for the local silo.
Back at the caravan we re-tuned the TV after availing ourselves of the cable offer, makes a BIG difference.
Dinner at the Hotel Arno was very pleasant, the menu had a good range of mains for around $30 with half serves available. I had King George Whiting with chips and salad, Jenny had a half Chicken Schnitzel with chips and salad, add an entree, a beer and a can of coke. Not five star but good honest food.
The pub is just over a minute from the caravan park so there's no problem getting back. We plan to do a tour of the town tomorrow and spend time reading and getting ready for the next leg.
Stay well and travel safely.
Cheers … Tony
Hotel in Tumby Bay
Tumby Bay foreshore
Header discharging grain
Caravan inputs - Water, Power, Sullage and TV