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I took a trip with my friends down to Victor Harbor in South Australia a while back. On the way home we stopped at Port Elliot. Port Elliot is a seaside village, with cafes, antique and gift shops along The Strand. As part of the township there is the picturesque Horseshoe Bay - its large beach and safe swimming conditions making it a favourite venue for families. This photo is taken in the direction of where the surfing fraternity is well accommodated at Boomer Beach, which lies on the western edge of the town. There is a cliff-top walking path and bikeway for stunning views of the coast which you get a glimpse of on the left hand side of this photo. The Encounter Bikeway goes onto weave its way through Port Elliot's streets. I think this house in the photo may be a bed and breakfast but I am not certain.

Port Elliot was selected by Governor Sir Henry Edward Fox Young in 1850 as the site for the ocean port of the Murray River trade. He named the place after his friend, Sir Charles Elliot. The township was proclaimed in 1854, the same year in which the first railway line in South Australia was opened between Goolwa and Port Elliot, this being constructed to convey the produce to the overseas port. However, the Governor's choice was unfortunate as the bay was not well enough protected, and following several shipwrecks, the anchorage was transferred to the lee of Granite Island at Victor Harbor in 1864.

As you can see there wasn't much sunlight, I sharpened the photo, adusted the contrast and brightness a little and added the frame.

Debbie

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