Port Lincoln is the kind of small town anyone would want to visit, or live in. It is located approximately in the middle of the southern coast of Australia. Located on Boston Bay and in the Great Australian Bight, the water is a dazzling array of different colors of blue. We suppose it depends on the sun’s position at any given moment. But the people! Oh, they are wonderful. Everyone was very friendly, ready for a chat. Two different times we had children run up to us, asking if we were on the cruise ship, what were our names, where were we from. When told that we were homeless and just traveling the world, we got more excited questions – and assurances that now they knew what they wanted to do with their lives!
At any rate, there is a boardwalk along the bay, running through the whole town. Port Lincoln had quite an array of retail shops, bakeries, restaurants, churches, grocery stores, and cafes. Two venues – Hotel Boston and St. Thomas Anglican Church – provided crafts markets because a cruise ship was in town. We saw some beautiful items, and were a little sad that we couldn’t purchase some of them. But we did buy the best coffee we have had in all of Australia from Tim’s Coffee Cart. And we also purchased a jar of homemade Quandong Jam from a lovely woman named Lindy. Right – we had never heard of Quandong, either. Look it up to see what it looks like! It is a delicious fruit, and tastes nothing like any other fruit we have ever had. It is hard to describe, with a texture like peaches (it is called the Native Peach), but a bit more tangy. A few hours later, and one-quarter of the jar is already used up!
The most fun we had was watching some school children doing Bubble Sports – putting on blown-up costumes and spheres, then knocking each other down. It turned into a roly-poly lawn game, bumper cars without the cars. We also then met two of our favorite crew members, Meredith and Gracie, whom we had never seen outside their ship uniforms, with their hair pushed up under their caps. Seeing them as they really are, and their gorgeous hair, was a treat – they were so, so beautiful. We told them to stop talking to us and go see the town, so they said, OK, one last group hug before we go! Guess what? There were seven last group hugs before we parted! They are quite affectionate and adorable. So – we had a great day. Great people, great small town, great food, great coffee, great scenery. Delightful all around. (We kind of pitied people who had taken tours today!)
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