Photographer's Note

This photo was taken between the townships of Port Elliot and Victor Harbor.

From the Wikipedia encyclopedia:

Port Elliot is a town in South Australia on the eastern end of the south coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula. It is situated on the sheltered Horseshoe Bay, (which I will show in later photographs) a small bay off the much larger Encounter Bay. Port Elliot has a population of around 3098 (in 2006), although along the coast is now built up almost all the way to Victor Harbor. Port Elliot was named after Charles Elliot, the Governor of Bermuda and a friend of the Governor of South Australia, Sir Henry Young.

Port Elliot was one end of the first railway in Australia (built in 1854) when it was established to provide a harbour for ocean-going ships to exchange cargo with river boats at Goolwa, as the Murray Mouth was too treacherous and unpredictable for safe navigation. In 1864 the railway was extended to Victor Harbor which provided safer access for ships.
Today, Port Elliot is a quiet village with two hotels, three churches, eight coffee shops, no fast food chains, and is a popular holiday destination because it is close enough to Adelaide for day trips and is popular with surfers. An influx of "sea-change retirees" in recent years has impacted adversely on housing affordability and rates, and the ability of local young people and families to remain in their area.


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Additional Photos by Debbie Linkevics (deblink) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 97 N: 715] (2548)
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