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  • Day126

    Back across the Nullarbor

    June 7, 2019 in Australia ⋅ 🌬 11 °C

    We got away from the caravan park at 9.25, we took a photo of the distance marker in the centre of Ceduna which shows we have 1924kms to travel is if go direct to Perth,we will probably easily do more than that as we will likely go via Esperance, Albany Denmark etc.
    We passed the fuel stop that we filled up at in Ceduna the diesel is now $1.419 per litre, when we got to The Nullarbor roadhouse we were running on empty (the light had been on for 10kms) so we had to fill up again this time $2.11 per litre ($157 to fill) I had thought it was dear enough when we came over in February at $1.82 per litre but obviously I was mistaken.
    I got to experience how the truck drivers fill when we came up on a convoy of 6 caravans bunched up together travelling along at about 85kmp, so we had to pick our spots where the road was straight enough that we could see it was clear to overtake, it took us 4 manoeuvres but once we were clear we could get back to our cruising speed of 98-100 kpms.
    We decided to stop overnight at a free camp called the Best of the Bite it is on the cliff top so we get a good look out at the ocean, which for some reason toad is very calm, we normally see breakers.
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  • Day123

    Ceduna Foreshore

    June 4, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 14 °C

    We are now back in Ceduna staying at the Foreshore caravan park, again we stayed here during our across the Nullarbor trip. It’s a nice park that has been updated again since we were last here, every site is now a slab site with gravel to park your car on. The ammenities are still as before but they were brand new 2 years ago.
    We have a site against the foreshore perimeter fence which gives us views of the bay.
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  • Day120

    Venus Bay

    June 1, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    We are glad to be back here as we really like this caravan park due to the views of the bay and watching the birds.
    We ordered fish and chips for dinner, it was Whiting which was lovely tasting but a bit small as a portion we should have got an extra to share.
    Watching the Pelicans and the Pacific gulls chasing after the fishermen while they gut their catch or listening to them walking on the roof of the caravan very cool.
    We went for a walk to the lookout to see if we could spot any dolphins but no luck this time.
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  • Day119

    Venus Bay

    May 31, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    After a cold very dark night at Fountain we awoke to find that we had been the only ones to stay there overnight.
    We took a trip into Coffin Bay to have another look around (we stayed here last year on our big lap trip.
    Then got back on the Flinders Hwy to Venus Bay we stopped in Elliston for Diesel and some lunch bits.
    We have booked into the caravan park for 4 nights, we really enjoyed it here the last time we stayed (not the lap trip just the trip across the Nullarbor we did before I quit working).
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  • Day117

    Last train for Port Lincoln

    May 29, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    After seeing the Koalas we set off for our night camp we ended up staying at a rest stop on the Flinders hwy at Fountain.
    On our way we came to a rail crossing with the red lights flashing (this didn’t stop one idiot who just drove through) so we waited for the train to pass and we found out from a guy who was there that the train that was coming was going to be the last train ever to travel to Port Lincoln. Viterra the grain handlers have decided to end their contract with the railway changing to road, so there’s no more need for the railway therefore all the employees lose their jobs!!!Read more

  • Day117

    Port Lincoln

    May 29, 2019 in Australia ⋅ 🌬 13 °C

    We left Arno Bay after a nice pancake breakfast heading south, we stopped off in Tumby bay to have a looksee fill up on diesel but not to stay. We continued on along the Lincoln hwy until we reached Port Lincoln where we did some more grocery shopping, then headed off hunting Koalas (hunting with a camera only). We somehow missed finding them on the way as we had no luck by the time we reached Encounter bay, so we stopped for lunch before having another look on the way back.Read more

  • Day116

    Cleve

    May 28, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    After they boardwalk we took a ride over to Cleves to get some groceries and see Clyde the shire horse, the caption is worth zooming in on for a read.

  • Day116

    Arno bay boardwalk

    May 28, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    We decided that as it was a nice dry albeit windy day that we would have a walk along the boardwalk out to the river’s mouth, well we got that wrong because when we were about 100 metres into the walk it started to spit, it never became a full downpour but due to the wind it got very cold and wet. O well we sucked it up (all the moaning I mean) and got on with it and we still had a good time!!Read more

  • Day111

    Arno Bay

    May 23, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    We filled up the tanks with water at the Cowell lions park then picked up a 10lt spring water carton and headed off to Arno Bay.
    There is not much here other than the caravan park which is right up against the beach (just what Kay was hoping for) and a jetty for fishing.
    The park is a bit old and run down but its all about location I hear.
    We have a spot overlooking the jetty and ocean.
    Steve the owner seems to have something going on for the guests every day from afternoon tea Tuesdays fish n chips on a Wednesday pie day Thursday happy hour Friday beef night Saturday’s and free pancakes on Sunday mornings but as we are weird we will probably not attend any of these.
    So we have spent our first full day vacuuming the van and car, washing all the dogs bedding the giving them both a haircut and a good dosing of fix my stink spray.
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