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    • Day 310

      The Nullarbor

      October 13, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

      We did the Nullarbor in 4 days stopping at 3 free camps along the way. The highlight was the Head of Bight where we were lucky to catch several Southern Right Whales and their calves chilling in the warm waters. This was also a great vantage point to view the Bunda cliffs which were spectacular.

      We had an eventful drive across the Nullarbor, with average temps of 9-25°, one day of 39°, and a howling tailwind (luckily), which helped the fuel consumption. On the day of the 39°, we stopped at 4pm and set up camp, only to have someone knock on the door telling us that the authorities had advised everyone to move on as a bushfire was heading our way! That meant a hasty pack up, another 2 hours drive and a very long day...
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    • Day 39

      Nullarbor SA

      May 1, 2023 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

      This morning as we continued heading east, we revisited some of the key sights along the highway, starting with a quick fuel stop and morning tea at Eucla (beside the big whale), before again posing for pics with Big Rooey II and crossing the border back into SA.

      As the highway edged closer to the coast, we were all on the lookout for the ‘green ribbon’ that had marked the track out to the cliff top campsite we discovered a few weeks earlier on our way to WA. Despite all eyes on the job, we could not locate the marked track. Some 25 km or so past where we expected it to be we abandoned the search and doubled back to find another track that appeared popular with the grey nomads. After navigating a rather sharp turn off the highway we made it out to the cliffs to discover (albeit after some dubious directions from a fellow camper) a rather fabulous location to set up for the night. Stay tuned for more details…

      It's funny the things you notice along the way. At the iconic road sign at the Nullarbor Roadhouse, heading west drivers are warned to be wary of the camels running along the road (refer to photo in 'Eucla' footprint). However, at Border Village on the WA border, heading east those camels are walking (refer to photo overpage). I reckon I'd stop running by the time I'd done 96 km across the Nullarbor and was psyching up for the return trip too! 🤣
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