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  • Day166

    Laverton - Great Central Road

    September 17, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 32 °C

    Now we have reached Laverton, where the Great Central Road starts. Tomorrow morning we will leave the civilisation and the sealed roads for quite a while. If nothing goes wrong we will arrive at Yulara (close to Uluru) on the 20th September.
    We have just checked out the road conditions and everything should be fine with no rain in the next days. Nevertheless it is a long way on a rough road, but we are prepared with plenty of food, an extra 40 litres of fuel and around 50 litres of water.

    Jetzt sind wir in Laverton, Der letzte wirkliche Ort in Western Australia und vor allem der Start der Great Central Road. Von hier sind es noch ca. 1100km bis zum Uluru auf einer unasphaltierten Outback Straße. Die nächste Stadt mit Supermärkten und allem was man benötigt ist tatsächlich Alice Springs in knapp 1600km. Es wird spannend!
    Morgen früh geht es los und wenn nichts schief geht werden wir am Abend vom 20. September am Uluru ankommen. Dann sollte es zumindest wieder Handyempfang geben. Mit 40 Litern extra Benzin, 50 Litern Wasser und Essen für eine ganze Weile sollten wir selbst im Falle einer Panne gut ausgestattet sein.
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  • Day12

    Laverton - Great Central Rd

    May 15, 2018 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 18 °C

    We left Laverton after lunch today and took the GCR to our overnight spot, free camping at the Giles Breakaway. No facilities of course, just a nice view down into the valley and a quiet place to ourselves. There is one other couple here tonight, but after some chit chat they drove off down a track to find their own private spot. They said they’ve done this journey 4 times before.

    We had coffee at the Laverton Visitors Centre, where we had to get permits to travel across to Uluru, one for the WA side of the border and the other for the NT side. They are permits that allow us to travel on Native Title Land. A sign of respect I think as they do not cost anything, but you are expected to have them.

    The tour we paid for in the Visitors Centre was excellent. It was a good interpretative story of the history of Laverton and surrounding regions, going right back to the early exploration of the area by Sir John Forrest.

    Dave had to let Phoebe out at midnight last night and he said the night sky was phenomenal. He wanted to wake me up to have a look but thought better of it. I wonder why  😂

    Right now we are cooking a chicken casserole on the BBQ. It’s smelling pretty darn nice.
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    Kerry O'Shea

    What a little cutie! 🙂


    Very cute x


    Not a shabby view xx


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