Preston travels to wa

Port Lincoln to Whyalla
Moving on from Port Lincoln we headed north on the eastern side of Eyre Peninsula via the Lincoln highway. Our first stop was to view the artwork on the Vitterra silos.The mural was commenced in March 2018 by Argentinian muralist, Martin Ron.It was to be the first time he had painted on a rounded structure. Dimensions – 30 metre tall by 60 metre long. Dissimilar to other silo art this is on the horizontal rather than vertical and as the silos are cylindrical the mural could only be viewed from a select point of view and a viewing platform was constructed.Mr Ron had said he wanted to paint the “little lifestyle of Tumby Bay”The mural depicts local indigenous males diving off the local jetty.
We marvelled at his work while taking a break with tea and cake in the purpose built car park just 100 metres from the Tumby Bay turnoff.
From there we proceeded to Whyalla.
Whyalla, an Aboriginal word for “deep water place”  was founded as “Hummock Hill” in 1802 by Matthew Flinders and remained as such until 1916
It is the 5th largest city in S.A. and the most important rural hub for the region. Whyalla is a steel city with the industry has continued for in excess of 100 years. The steel works have been near closure over the last number of years but has once again come to life through ownership change.
The One Steel steel works offer up an interesting tourist adventure and 650 tonne corvette minesweeper, HMAS Whyalla, the first ship completed at the shipyards in 1941 is also a popular tourist attraction.
Amusingly it is now situated 2km from the sea