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Nov 28, 2017 - Day 2 - Norseman to Eucla
Day 2 and we are at the state border. 709 km covered today for a total of 1446. We skip a thunderstorm by few meters and we drove on low 40ies degrees! Hot! We took off at 6.30. It took quite a lot to reload the bikes and refuel.. was the first time, I’m sure will go better and better. We manage to cover all the desert part of WA in one shot. Funny that when I was planning, I thought would have been much slower and time consuming. Well, we were not that slow.... hem hem, but always mindful and safe. At times there was a very strong side...Jump to full entry
After our escapades of the night before, we all ended up sleeping in this morning and were a bit later getting on the road than we expected. We stopped briefly at the Mundabrilla Roadhouse for fuel and, after reading the notification re the 1080 baits along the highway in the windows, we appreciate again how lucky we were to get Chilli back safely last night. She is very footsore, but otherwise seems OK. About 5k before the border we were pulled over for a RBT and caravan break away safety check. The next brief stop was at the border. You...Jump to full entry
Oct 18, 2015 - Sunday Oct 18th
Sunday Oct 18th Up early to put through a load of washing (the main reason why we’re in a caravan park) and then breakfast. Had a yapping dog nearby last night, bloody dog owners never seem to hear their own animals……whoops….there goes half my readers. Thankfully someone came out and took care of it. Not sure if the dog is still with us. We packed up the C/T and pulled it over to some level ground and un-hooked, we wanted to go and visit the old telegraph station while the washing is drying. It’s a 4km drive over towards the coast, and I...Jump to full entry
Oct 17, 2015 - Saturday Oct 17th
Saturday Oct 17th. Awake at 5.30…the sun comes up earlier out here…in case anyone didn’t know. Usual stuff weetbix and all bran. Too windy to fire up the gas to make toast…someone parked the C/T facing the wrong way didn’t they. No probs, I just took one of our portable gas cookers inside and made my toast on the table inside….almost civilised. I then took a wander over to one of the biggest ensuites I’ve ever used….about a million acres at a rough guess. Sat there and watched the trucks whizzing by as I contemplated my navel. A quick pack...Jump to full entry
Sep 19, 2015 - Mundrabilla to Nullabor
Saturday 19 September 2015 A very quiet and comfy spot at Afghan Rock. Weather report showed we were to have a cloudy day, and when we awoke to a windy morning, we thought our day traveling across the bight where we wanted to go in and out at each opportunity might not be too good. Never fear, we stepped outside to a cloudless sky again and the day warmed up to 30d. The wind gradually died down, and although we did not have a tail wind, travelling was very good. As we neared Eucla we could see the start of the cliffs at the bight. Made a...Jump to full entry
Aug 5, 2015 - Head of the Bight and Bunda Cliffs
Wednesday 5 August 2015 A very mild night in Fowlers Bay. The workmen did not rise too early, so we were not disturbed before we needed to be up and moving. The generator at our back fence did not disturb us either, perhaps the wind was blowing the right way to stop excessive noise. The workmen were all very friendly and will be working on the road there until the end of September. A different road out of Fowlers Bay, 29km of damp to wet red dirt, some more corrugations, and we were on our way. A few showers along the way, followed by a...Jump to full entry
Sep 21, 2014 - Great Australian Bight
By the time I reached the nullabor I was punching into really strong winds as a front was pushing through from WA. I worked out that I was using 20% more fuel due to these head winds. When I saw a sign for the Head of the Bight I turned off to have a look. I was gobsmacked to find that they now charge $15 a head for entry and to have a look off the cliff. Tell 'em their dreaming!!! So we got back in the car and went to the free lookout up the road. The whole way along the nullabor there are tracks leading to lookouts off the cliffs. We...Jump to full entry
Mar 26, 2014 - Home again!!!
Well, the calendar says we've been home for just over 3 weeks but when I look around at the things I still have to sort out I wonder what I've been doing in those 3 weeks, but other times it seems we've never been away. Don't know which is worse! It has been rather hard to settle back to the mundane day to day activities. We enjoyed our relaxed couple of weeks at Moonee Beach, the highlights for me were catching up with Katherine for coffee and lots of chat and the very unexpected flying visit from dear friends Dawn and Les who were on...Jump to full entry
Feb 24, 2014 - Back on the East Coast!
I know I'm way behind again, but spending time with family and friends I tend to put some things on the back burner, but I'll catch up now. Monday, 20th January Leaving Victor Harbor this morning we made out way through Strathalbyn to Tailem Bend and then back tyo the coast. We had a break at Meningie with a browse through a bric-a-brac/antique store and on the shore of Lake Albert found a statue of an ostrich and read the story of John Francis Peggotty, a bushranger who got about astride an ostrich. He was an Irishman, so that might...Jump to full entry
Jan 18, 2014 - From Kalgoorlie east!
Hopefully this time I will bring you all up to date so you know where we are. Boxing Day to 30th December The weather has been warming up over the past few days but the heat has come in with a vengeance now - to put it bluntly it is stinkin' hot. Thankfully the Boxing Day Test started today so with the air conditioner and the tv on we settled back, John with his book and me with my stitching, to weather the weather only going out when absolutely necessary. With the cricket finishing a day early we thought we'd go and have a look at the...Jump to full entry
Nov 18, 2013 - Heading into WA
David walked over the enormous sand dunes to the beach (while I stayed to have a cup of tea) past the old telegraph station which is getting covered by sand. Finding his way back was not the easiest as all sand dunes look alike but fortunately he was able to call me and find his way back passing some people from Devon, UK, who were scraping frost off their windows last week. We stopped at a few golf fairways. That's ambiguous in some instances. But it's a great way to cross the Nullarbor and relax and also walk.Jump to full entry
Nov 17, 2013 - Eucla
David played the hole of golf called Dingos Den. this morning and the amazing thing is that we have a more relaxed drive across the Nullarbor and more exercise. The lookouts are great along the way and sometimes the road is only a few hundred meters from the edge of the cliffs. It's funny to think you are driving along the very bottom edge of Australia and the cliffs go right off the edge into the sea. We made it to border village for a hole of golf and then on through the Quarantine post where the officer comes into your vehicle and...Jump to full entry