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Nov 20, 2016 - Norseman roadside stop to roadside stop -43 k from Cocklebiddy

Definitely driving on the Nullarbor today! The scenery was a mixture of woodland in places but mainly miles of nothing much at all! The Nullarbor lived up to its name, ie nullus-none and arbor-tree. We stopped at Balladonia for petrol, then stopped at the next rest stop for a morning tea break. Just past that point you reach Australia’s longest piece of straight road- ie 146.6 km of road without a bend and hardly any sort of hill – just the odd rise in the road. We stopped at Domblegabby Rest Area for lunch, but as it was really windy and...

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Apr 18, 2016 - Day 2

Day two camped west of Cocklebiddy, did 551 kms for the day. Checked out the places for us to get to the coast (JILL LOOKING GOOD FOR YOU) How many camps have we set up we've lost count, but at this camp a snake tried to join us. Don't know what is was but it was shinny dark black/brown in color and it was skinny and bloody long.It stopped when it heard me so stomped my feet very hard and loud on the ground and it took off thank goodness away from the camp.

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RUSSANDY 2016

Oct 17, 2015 - Cocklebiddy on the Nullarbor

Was overcast and breathless leaving Ceduna so a perfect driving day. We went to the Head of the Bight hoping to catch sight of the Southern Right Whales that visit every year. However, they had already moved on, and our two visits have been unsuccessful for viewing them in the beautiful bay there. Have to time our next trip for between May and early October!! Passed through WA Quarantine station, losing my little jar of honey....bought in WA and unopened, but understand their reasoning. I offered it up, thinking as it was sealed it would be...

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Aug 6, 2015 - Cocklebiddy Roadhouse Motel & Caravan Park

Thursday 6 August 2015 Woke to a cool clear morning on the Bunda Cliffs overlooking the Great Australian Bight. We were greeted by a rainbow on one side, and whales just below us. How blessed are we! Travelled on towards the quarantine station with a short stop at the Peg 13 scenic lookout to admire the coastline once again. Quarantine station went very smoothly, all passed the test there, and the inspectors were very pleasant. Lost our honey, a lemon and two limes, which we knew would go! Had a break for coffee and fuel at Eucla. We are...

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Nullabor Adventure

Nov 19, 2013 - Bangers and mash

Cocklebiddy, Caiguna and Balladonia are some of the names of places David played golf. We drew into Fraser Range Station which we were told was a really good place to stop. It lived up to its reputation. They start a fire about five p.m. Then dinner at 6.30 pm. Tonight was bangers and mash (sausages and mashed potatoes for the uninitiated). They were delicious sausages.

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Oct 12, 2013 - Across the Nullarbor (part 1)

(Ben) I don't know exactly where the Nullarbor Plain starts and ends (there are no signs to say) but it seems that 'crossing the Nullarbor' involves driving from at least Norseman in WA to at least Ceduna in SA, or vice versa. We started from Esperance this morning under grey skies and headed north to Norseman and then began the trek east. On our biggest day of driving for the trip so far we covered around 660 km, stopping for the night at a free rest area called Observatory Turnoff (being near the turnoff for the Eyre Bird...

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Jul 11, 2013 - Cocklebiddy

We started out from Norseman with heavy rains. By the time we got to Balladonia rains and ceased. We wanted to stay free camping, but the camp spots were all under water and the weather had dropped to 5c, so we decided to stay overnight at Cocklebiddy. $25 a night just for power. Now a site at Cocklebiddy is an open area large enough to take a lot of semi's. All we wanted was a powered site, so the heater and a well deserved hot shower to go with it.

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Travelling Gypsies

Dec 1, 2012 - Balladonia, Caiguna, Cocklebiddy, Madura & Eucla

Day 7 Wk 1 Saturday. This was a beautiful day. The traveling was easy. The views expansive and yet stunning. We stopped quickly at each of these little places, but it was the surrounding areas that held our interest. Caiguna's Blowhole was really just a hole in the ground but the story about how the wind expels reminded us of someone know...;-)Cocklebiddy had just a roadhouse, we did not explore further. Madura Pass look out was something to stop and enjoy. Then on to Eucla which was a surprise, as to how busy it was.

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Apr 16, 2011 - Kal to Cocklebiddy

Had a super dinner out with Mahony and her brother-in-law last night and decided against a very early start today. Got away about 9ish and through Kambalda down to Norseman before hitting - finally - the Eyre Highway to all points EAST!! It is such a good road to drive on - plenty of room for those massive road-trains (we had our first CB conversation with a couple of young drivers on the windey(?) stretch into Norseman - they were really good and didn't push us and were very grateful when we got off when we could, to let them go. During...

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Around Aus in 2011

Jan 10, 2009 - The Nullabor

Harry Potter Goblet of Fire DVD helped all the three boys pass some time this morning. Almost no roadkill = hardly any animals. Dry. Little boring - but them you come across views of The Great Australian Bight, which I never before knew runs along the Nullabor. Amazing to see this huge chunk taken out of the land. Beautiful blue waters. Dangerous edges abound, so we didn't go in for too many vistas. Crossed into WA. About 10 hours driving. In Cockebiddy played hit the soccer ball with an old broom handle. Spotted eagles. Got v. dirty before...

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Dec 17, 2008 - Travelling to the border and onto Cocklebiddy

Our first night stopover, at a rest area about 60kms from Ceduna, turned out to be successful even though we didn't get much sleep. I think not sleeping well also had to do with the whole nervous excitement and anticipation at what we had ahead of us, including our future travels. With the disturbed sleep we all had, especially mine, we eagerly got to move on. So, we set our sights for Breakfast at Ceduna. As our travels to WA had been delayed by a few days it meant the trip to WA had to change. Also, with cats involved it became rather...

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Oct 28, 2007 - THE NULLABOR

WE WOKE UP BRIGHT EYED AND BUSHY TAILED AND THOUGHT WE HAD A HEAP OF TIME TO GO FOR A JOG IN THE FREEZING COLD WHICH LATER CAUSED CARMENS MUSCLES TO CEASE UP AND STOP WORKING FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS! WE STARTED ON OUR DRIVE AND DROVE THE LONGEST STRAIGHT IN AUSTRALIA WHICH IS 146KM LONG. AT THIS STAGE WE DON'T HAVE A CLUE WHAT TIME IT IS AFTER DAYLIGHT SAVINGS IN WA THEN A CENTRAL TIME CHANGE OF 45MINS AND ANOTHER 45MIN CHANGE COMING UP AT THE BORDER! SO WHEN WE ARRIVED TO CAMP FOR THE NIGHT WE WERE TECHNICALLY LATE AND IT WAS STILL LIGHT TO...

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J.C.'S BIG ADVENTURE

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