richoztrek: Richos trek oz 2013 travel blog

Fighting the flies to keep lunch on the plate

The sun sets as we drive out of Port Augusta on a...


Today began with dividing up the remaining fresh fruit and veg between all family members, and eating as much of it as possible before we reached Ceduna around midday. We did pretty well really, only having to throw out one small bag, and it must be the healthiest dietary start to the day our family has ever had! Just before we reached Ceduna the odometer clicked over 20000km for the trip so far - go you good Tarago and little Old Bess!

Pulling up in a rest area a little later to make lunch we were almost carried away by the flies. As soon as the sandwiches were made we got back into the car to eat them for fear of ingesting flies in every mouthful.

Our plan was to get across the top of the Eyre Peninsula, almost as far as Port Augusta by tonight, but when we pulled in to stop the kids declared how keen they were to keep going(!?) so we grabbed some dinner in Port Augusta and ate in the car as we drove south about another 70 km. This means we drove over 700 km today - hopefully the most we'll do on any one day this trip. We've stopped for the night at a free rest area near Port Germein at the top of the Yorke Peninsula. As I write this, trucks are rumbling past on the highway fairly frequently - our bedtime music for tonight.

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