Tuesday, May 20, 2008

From our balcony

I was asked why it is named Coffin Bay, well Matthew Flinder's named it in 1802 after his friend Isaac Coffin who helped in the preparations for the voyage to Australia.
It is a very famous oyster fishing area with huge areas of oyster leases. It is a huge waterway with a fairly narrow entrance and is a very noted area for Australian King George whiting as well as many other fish.
At this time of the year it is relatively quiet but in summer is also very full of locals who have many expensive holiday houses here.
Being close to pt Lincoln it is also somewhere the local tuna fishermen come to relax.
The Coffin Bay National park is to the south west of the town with many native birds and animals as well as an abundance of native flora, some of which are very spectacular.
Tony thanks for looking, I appreciate it.


Anonymous said...

Port Lincoln
A substantial fishing township on the southern edge of the Eyre Peninsula
Port Lincoln really is . A substantial city located on Boston Bay (a bay which is more than three and a half times the size of Sydney Harbour) and nestled in on the easterly side of the Eyre Peninsula over the years it has become the most important grain and fishing port in the region. more info LOve Pad

Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

thanks for the explanation of the name Penny. Mr Coffin - that would be a strange name to live with.
I like the bold shapes in this picture.