February 23 - 24, 2013…Franklin Harbor, Cowell, SA

Brekkied, packed up, suited up and on the road by 9am.  This morning brought a beautiful warm coastal ride that took us through a really neat town at the entrance to Spencer Gulf named Port Lincoln.  We rode on through Tumby and Arno Bay and pulled into Cowell a small coastal town by Frankiln Harbor and only 25 k's or so from the passenger/vehicle ferry across to Adelaide.  We have decided to get an air-conditioned box at the foreshore caravan park and rest in the comfort of cool air while this high temp passes through.  Checked in early today we ride around to our box, open up, turn on the air, unload the bikes and gear, and wait to cool down.  Ahh air-conditioning… such a luxury especially when you have been outside 24/7 in 40 degree celsius weather for the last couple of days.  Kev and I rest for a couple of hours and surprisingly find ourselves very revived and ready to hit the town!  There is not much going on in Cowell, in fact the streets are empty, where is everyone?….Ahh, the pubs of course!  I suggest an Aussie Pub Crawl, between the two pubs on the main strip, a go on the pokies (slot machines) and gambling on the horses…a very fun afternoon.  We drank, gambled, watched the horses and waited for the kitchen to open up for dinner…we had forgotten about lunch and were getting pretty hungry.  Now six o'clock the dining room opened and we ordered our tea…2 prawn cocktails and a seafood pizza to share.  We enjoyed our meal while watching The Raiders of the Lost Arc, on the dining room plasma. 

A morning walk down to the jetty then a stop off at shops, only open from 10am to 12 noon today.  I will pick up a couple of supplies for the day before getting stuck into this blog!

 

Our AirBox, Cowell, S

Our AirBox, Cowell, S

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Pub  # 

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Feeding the pokies

Feeding the pokies

How do I do this? Which horse do I pick?

How do I do this? Which horse do I pick?

Towbar Teddy was not a winner :(

Towbar Teddy was not a winner :(

Fun Arvo off the bikes!

Fun Arvo off the bikes!