Penong windmills

Submitted: Sunday, May 01, 2016 at 18:18
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If you are heading west take time to check out the windmills at Penong ,next town west of Ceduna in SA.The original mills are at the east entrance to town but locals are putting together some very old & very huge span windmills on the west side of town.Take the road between the church & playground .Well worth the visit.
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Reply By: mike39 - Sunday, May 01, 2016 at 19:55

Sunday, May 01, 2016 at 19:55
Those little windmills are always a great source of amusement as we head across the Nullabor.
Every mill would have some great history, which bore produced more/better quality water etc.
What I do like about Penong is that its the cheapest fuel on the way to Norseman and always a friendly greeting.
We squeeze the last litre in which gets us all the way across.
After many trips, those Nullabor roadhouses leave much to be desired regarding fuel costs, food prices and general staff friendliness.
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Follow Up By: Pimbi - Monday, May 02, 2016 at 11:10

Monday, May 02, 2016 at 11:10
Agree,
These other windmills are not at the same locations as the old ones ...so just be aware as I said in prior thread.Also the Penong Store has good fresh food & coffee.
WE always enjoy the trip across..each stop seems to have really nice dinner menus & are unique in there own way.
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Reply By: Member - ACD 1 - Sunday, May 01, 2016 at 20:27

Sunday, May 01, 2016 at 20:27
Also great that the C/Park has a basket in the Laundry for fruit and veg that cant go East.

Free of charge for anyone who stays there to take what the need.

Excellent Idea.

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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Sunday, May 01, 2016 at 23:56

Sunday, May 01, 2016 at 23:56
They can't go far west either - only as far as the Western Australian border. I loved the Penong CP - a real surprise in the tiny town. When we stayed in 2009 with previous owners of the CP I gave them our fruit and vegetables as we were heading hone to WA. Lady says she gets them given from both directions, and gives them to somebody that is helped by the donations.
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Reply By: Batt's - Thursday, May 05, 2016 at 20:55

Thursday, May 05, 2016 at 20:55
Sounds interesting something to check out.

Also wondering why they still have a check point on the border when you can enter from other rds without being checked.
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