D’Estrees Bay Self-guided Drive - Stop 6 - Old Threshing Floor and Tadpole Cove - SA

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DEG: -35.986931 137.613297
DMS: 35º 59' 12.95" S 137º 36' 47.87" E
UTM: 53 H 6014343mN 735595mE
Altitude: 20m
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Destrees Bay Rd
D'estrees Bay SA 5223
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Take a short walk from the car park to the Old Threshing Floor. It is thought the ‘floor’
was built in the late 1800s by John Murray and his family. The floor consists of a circular,
stone pavement ringed by a retaining wall of limestone, placed on edge to hold the
grain in as it was threshed. Wheat and malting barley were the main crops grown
around D'Estrees Bay. Imagine harvesting the grain with a hand sickle and then
laying it along the circular stone floor. To separate (threshed) the grain head from the
stalks, horses walked over the cut stalks on the floor. A hand-turned machine was then
used to separate the grain from the chaff before it was bagged and carted to either
Kingscote or American River for shipment.
This threshing floor continued to be used until about 1930.
Tadpole Cove
Follow the marked trail from the threshing floor to the small, isolated cove below. Can
you see the tadpole, which gives this cove its name, looking out to sea in the centre
of the cove? It sits on the orange lichen-covered bedrock and is perpendicular to the
beach. The tadpole is formed of beach cobbles cemented together with limestone
to form a hard, erosion-resistant barrier. Look at the tadpole's head: the result of
thousands of years of relentless weathering.
Look for the cottage ruins along the trail.
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Kingscote at 09/03:30pm CDT
Distance from D’Estrees Bay Self-guided Drive - Stop 6 - Old Threshing Floor and Tadpole Cove 31.68km N
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
15.3°C13.1°C88%13.3°C1018.6hPa0.6mmSSW17km/hr
9knots
24km/hr
13knots

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Kingscote Aero
Distance from D’Estrees Bay Self-guided Drive - Stop 6 - Old Threshing Floor and Tadpole Cove 31.68km N
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C26.526.624.321.518.516.115.416.117.819.923.024.8
Mean Min. °C13.113.511.08.67.86.75.95.76.37.09.710.9
Mean Rain mm13.816.427.426.946.967.163.256.645.330.822.517.7

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