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Nov 27, 2017 - Day 1 - Perth to Norseman

On the road! We left home by 7:30, so to leave Alberto with some sleep and be in Maylands by 8 to buy a disk lock for my bike and a cargo net for Alberto’s, the we head East. Nice easy ride, with increasing temperatures up to 40 and way too many grasshopper from Northam to Cunderin, where we had the first stop to refuel. After a quick stop, we were back on the road, with more grasshopper, many... too many... way too many... we eventually made to Southern Cross where we stop for fuel, food and specially to clean the visors that by then were...

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Nov 19, 2016 - Kalgoorlie to roadside stop- 47 k east of Norseman

We were actually packed up and on the road by 9.30 am this morning! This was partly to try and start our adjustment to change in time zone when we get to SA, but also because the weather was promising to be quite hot again. We stopped again in Norseman for lunch. There was a little more activity this morning because of a Saturday morning market that was just packing up when we got there. We bought lunch at the local café, but alas, no vanilla slice left! I had to settle for a custard tart instead. Our stop for the night was at a roadside...

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Nov 14, 2016 - Esperance to Norseman

We turned our back on the beautiful WA south coast this morning to head north towards Kalgoorlie. The landscape changed to mostly salmon gums (they are a gum with a pinkish grey trunk), red dirt, salt lakes and not much more. We arrived in Norseman about lunchtime, parked at the Information Centre and went for a walk down the main street. To say not much was happening in Norseman would be an understatement. Most of the shops were closed- as in boarded up closed, and most of the houses around town looked like they had been there a very long...

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Oct 27, 2016 - On the road again

Left home at 0500 as planned and headed to Hyden. Had decided to check out the dirt road between there and Norseman as we do not have the van with us this trip. First 20km rather corrugated, but the rest was a good road. Had lunch at Norseman (in the car after couple of minutes out, due to the flies!!!) then onwards for 96km to Fraser Range Station, on the Eyre Highway. Booked in for the roast dinner with dessert and stayed in the old shearing quarters...lovely stone building with about 6 rooms...very cool although basic, with a small...

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Apr 17, 2016 - Day 1

Day one: Left North Perth spot on 9AM. Caught up with the rain in the hills and followed it to Hyden.We camped at site 9 (Dermid Rock) on the Hyden/Norseman Rd just before Lake Johnson. This is a great camp area with trees, concrete fire places, concrete table and benches, the environmental loo was so clean that you could have had a shower in it.So rain caught up with us at camp ,so we turned the car around in front of the camper and put the car awning up. We did 535 kms.

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RUSSANDY 2016

Oct 18, 2015 - Fraser Range Station 105 kms East of Norseman

Had another great day for travel..overcast, a little damp in places, and little wind to bother us. Arrived at Fraser Range Station early afternoon. We had planned on staying there last trip, but it was pouring buckets and the dirt road in was knee deep in mud. In we went, only 1.5kms, and found this lovely park....spacious, quiet and very special. We went on the 3 hour sunset tour of the station, culminating at the top of the range for drinks and nibblies, watching a spectacular sunset, due to the clouds. Definitely a place we would stay at...

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Aug 7, 2015 - At Frazer Range Station (100 kms east of Norseman)

Friday 7 August 2015 A quiet night at Cocklebiddy. Usual pack up and leave, with probably all vans moving on after one night. The hotel side of things was very busy getting ready for the variety bash cars to arrive for lunch, catering for 310 people. It is good that we are staying about a half day ahead of them, but as they travel a lot of dirt roads, we probably wouldn't see too much of them on the highway. After a 64 km drive, we reached Caiguna and from there we started the 90 mile (146.6 km) straight stretch. We stopped about half way...

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Nullabor Adventure

Feb 16, 2015 - Day 8 - Arrival in Norseman

This day begins like the one before ended: On a straight line. For over 100 km I don't have to steer left or right, the street vanishes somewhere at the horizon when I look forward and also when I glance into the rear mirror. Here, I am very grateful for the cruise control which allows me to avoid a cramp in my foot. When we finally reach the end of the straight, I am nearly in an automatic driving mode, where I just follow the bend automatically, without acutally noticing the end of the straight. And still the road goes on. It's 200 km...

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May 11, 2014 - Caiguna to Kalgoorlie (Via Norseman)

Sunday 11th May Woke up early this morning, spoke to Gary and Dianne and said our goodbys (they are heading to Esperance from here) we are on the road by 8am heading towards Norseman and then turning right. We had a look at a couple of free camps along the way, including Fraser Range which we stopped at at the start of our trip. Had a bite of lunch at Norseman then topped up the car up with fuel and headed off towards Kalgoorlie. Just as we left Norseman a roadtrain through up a small rock and we now have a chip in the windscreen which will...

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Nov 26, 2013 - Cooling off in Norseman

After checking a few things for the truck we then headed out of Kalgoorlie towards Esperence stopping at Norseman after a couple of hundred kilometers. It is a lovely warm evening and we went swimming at the local pool. In the evening the storm came and the rain set in. It is said Norseman got its name because the owner of a horse named Norseman found a piece of gold jammed in his horses hoof which set off a gold rush in the area.

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Nov 21, 2013 - Kalgoorlie

We left Fraser Range this morning and drove to Norseman for two holes of golf, then to Kambalda for another hole. And on to Kalgoorlie which is a large gold mining city east of Perth. The heart of the mining industry. We're looking forward to going to see the Superpit tomorrow.

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Jul 10, 2013 - Norseman

Arrived in Norseman and stayed at the Aclaim Caravan Park $30 a night. During the night lightening and thunderstorms headed our way. Oh it was great to hear the thunder. It rained heavily overnight. It was so loud you could not hear the TV or oneself speaking to the other. Next morning It was glove and beanie time, so cold. We packed up once again and headed east.

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