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Sep 30, 2011 - Eucla

Episode 2 of 5 – Nullarbor Plains Nullarbor to Eucla Eucla is 1615kms from Dunsborough. We woke up to the blackest of skies and howling wind, but no rain at this stage, so we decided to play the next hole in the Nullarbor Golf Links. This was a 538m par 5 prick of a hole. This hole is called “Dingo’s Den” and carries a warning “Watch the Crow – He takes your balls!! Try spraying smelly stuff on the balls”. Yeah, yeah we both said – a likely story, but just in case Lin sprays fly spray on her nice shiny yellow ball – I can’t be bothered. The...

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Living the Dream

Apr 17, 2011 - Cocklebiddy to Border Village

It was rather cool getting to the ablutions this morning - more like teeth-chatteringly cold!! However, it ended up as a beautiful day and we really enjoyed the drive - called in to Mundrabilla, 206 kms along the road, then on to Border Village, just 12 kms past Eucla. Crossed the border into SA, set up our site, then went back to Eucla to visit the Museum, the Original Overland telegraph Office, now a ruin and partly buried by the sand dunes, the Traveller's Cross etc. Very interesting. Got back in time to hear the end of the Docker's game...

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Around Aus in 2011

Mar 3, 2010 - Bordertown

One of the great things about traveling is meeting different people on your travels. Crossing the Nullarbor, you can tend to move at the same pace as alot of others, always crossing paths here and there. The Ulysses Bike Club were having their AGM in Albany the following week and thousands of bikers had come from all corners of the country to attend. Everywhere we pulled in, there were motor bikes everywhere, and crowds of larrikin bikers. We especially hit it off with a group of Ulysses members traveling together, always managing to stop...

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Nov 16, 2009 - Bay 118 – Balladonia to Eucla – Farewell to WA.

Yesterday I mentioned that the metropolis of Balladonia had its own airport. At 4:30am there were two departures that I am sure woke up every one staying in the van park and the motel Who would have figured you would get aircraft noise in the middle of the Nullarbor? By the way the sun is up at 4:30 in the morning. We are still on Perth time, even though we are so far east, and with no daylight saving you might as well get up before you go to bed. Try explaining that to Ev and Az…..they don’t get it so they wake up EARLY!!! Not surprisingly...

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Jul 9, 2009 - Travelling the Nullabor

We left Kalgoorlie two days ago, and due to no mobile phone coverage we were unable to connect our laptop and report our travels yesterday. Our trip form Kalgoorlie commenced with a look at the small town of Kambalda, which is a small mining town south of Kalgoorlie. It didn't really go well with gold, but has done well with nickle, and the town has been going since the 1960's. It had a lookout, which we went up to and took photos of the views overlooking some salt lakes and the town itself. After we left Kambalda, then we drove down to...

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May 5, 2009 - Ceduna to Eucla

Broken, wispy clouds 22o Another beautiful day that started a bit cool. The caravan park was full of action with many residents hitching up ready to go. As we left Ceduna, the old restored cars were lining up ready for the next part of their 2 week tour of Yorke & Eyre Peninsula and the lower Flinders Ranges. We tried to get away a little earlier today, but it just didn’t happen, perhaps this is holiday time! Once again the road was wide, not quite as wide and a little more used than previous, but none the less still good. By the looks of...

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Jan 6, 2009 - Leaving Esperance and heading to South Australia

We woke early and all went for a walk to the jetty, I finally convinced Sean to get out of bed before 7am!!! When we got to the jetty, we were disappointed to find that the coffee cat was not there so no hot chocolates or coffees!!! But as consolation, we found at the jetty a baby sea lion. So for our last morning we were given this beautiful discovery. Sean went back to the caravan to do his stuff and then meet us at the bakery for breakfast. We packed up and then went to the historical village to collect the kids pottery. We finally left...

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Nov 27, 2008 - Eucla

Crossing the Nullarbor we stayed at Fraser Range station. Party time Then at a free camp beside the road (Thunder storm was not too bad) Then at Bluff Cliffs. This was on the actual Nullarbor Plain - no trees But the whole area was green. The cliffs fantastic. The sea again ice blue. Then stayed at a van park near Ceduna

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Jun 13, 2008 - 10th June, left Ceduna

10th June Could hear the wind getting up in the early hours of the morning and fully expected it to be raining by the time we got up. Fortunately the rain was holding off although the wind was still with us. Got packed up fairly quickly, fuelled up, picked up a few groceries and left Ceduna behind. headed. Bit of a head wind but probably the first time on the whole trip, so we can’t complain. 1st stop Nundroo for a quick top up of the fuel tank. $1.82 here and we’re told the Nullabor roadhouse is over $2.20….we now have enough to get to...

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Mar 19, 2008 - 19th March, Kidnippy

Up n at 'em early today, the boys are keen to hit the road and get about another 600 kms done. A quick breakfast and then everyone is packing up. The caravans seem to require a more tedious procedure, we had the camper trailer packed and ready and were waiting around for the vans to be made ready for the road. Big disappointment for Barry...his shiny new Nissan wouldn't start. Battery absolutely dead flat.Some malfunction in his caravan battery system had caused the car battery to be drained. The Pajero, being the most easily manouvered,...

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Apr 23, 2007 - Eucla

After camping at Elliston we looked at the maps and noticed that the sights started to become fewer and further between and the towns were starting to get smaller and less significant. It was time to start doing some serious milage. First though we explored some of the large limestone cliffs that surrounded Elliston as they were quite spectacular and as there was some art work permanently displayed displayed on them. One of the works of art was a huge pair of thongs (flip flops are called thongs in Australia!) and me and Thomas tried them...

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Mar 30, 2007 - Ceduna, Eucla and the trip across the Nullarbor Plain

30th March - Had a pretty quiet day, spent some time applying for jobs in Fremantle and looking at houses to rent. Got the car packed up and ready to start our journey across the Nullarbor. 31st March - Up and out by 9am, only a 500-600kms to drive today but we stopped off at various points around the Head of Bight where the road 'meets' the cliffs for some breath taking views of the coastline. They are the longest stretch of sea cliffs in the world stretching for over 200kms unbroken. Although we were used to the time differences (time...

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