Hello Everyone, yesterday we arrived at Whyalla to a beautiful day of sunshine. Whyalla is in the Eyre Peninsula 386 km’s north west of Adelaide. The town of Whyalla has iron ore steelworks. This is a huge part of what makes the town thrive.
We went to the Whyalla show and was surprised at the size of it all. Lots of rides, side shows, animals and fireworks. Well worth a visit and much less expensive than the Adelaide version.
Today we went to see the HMAS Whyalla ship. One of 60 Bathurst-class corvettes constructed during World War II and and later commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy. It was blowing a gale so standing on top of the ship (which is out of water as you can see) was a little cool.
The tour of the ship only took about 50 minutes and it was really interesting to see how the navy men worked and lived on the ship. The photos below are the living quarters of the captain. The sailors had to share a room and slept in hammocks. During world war II the ship was mainly in the north of Australia and Papa New Guinea, so the conditions would have bloody hot and humid to say the least.
If you are ever in Whyalla it is well worth a visit and only costs $12. This includes the maritime museum. See ya