We flew to Perth to visit our son, Matt and his wife, Chloe, and to pick up the campervan we had purchased. We had a week visiting and then headed to Bunbury to visit more family and then headed out south east on our adventure home
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    Balladonia

    January 18 in Australia ⋅ 🌧 21 °C

    200km past Norseman with nothing in between you come to Balladonia. There was evidence of bushfires and you could smell the smoke, buy I'm not sure if this is the area that caused the road to be closed or if there is more to come later along the route. These fires came close to the Roadhouse/Motel. It has an interesting museum which tells of the story of the Skylab crash landing in the are.
    The road is famous as "The Longest Straight Stretch of Road in Australia" - 146kms or 90miles of straight road, no bends!
    Lots of towers - not sure what they were but the phone coverage didn't improve. No phone coverage or internet out here.
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    Eucla

    January 18 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 21 °C

    You go along the plains and I was surprised that there is quite a bit of trees and shrubbery. There are quite a few places to stop for fuel and food along the way but they aren't very nice. You go along the escarpment and suddenly you dip down to the coast and you come to Eucla! There was a lovely stopping place here with a nice restaurant and pool area. We camped on the coastal escarpment overlooking the sea which was really nice. When we left in the morning it was raining and we didn't get a good view from the lookout but it didn't last long and the next bit of road along the cliffs was really nice.Read more

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    Norseman

    January 17 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 23 °C

    Left beautiful Esperance in late pm and drove up here ready for the trek across the Nullabor early in the morning.
    Not much here but the caravan park was fine, and there was a Motel and restaurant as well if you wanted.
    It was raining lightly, but the locals said there had been a thunderstorm with a lot of rain.
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    Cape Le Grand National Park

    January 17 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 24 °C

    A few locals told us to go the extra 50km out to Cape Le Grand National Park and we are so glad we did!
    A magnificent unspoilt place with pristine beaches. So beautiful. Made a footprint for each place so look at the next beaches for more pics!Read more

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    Frenchmens Peak

    January 17 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Amazing rock formation with a hole at the top. It's called Frenchmen Peak coz it looks like a man's beret, but the Aboriginal story is about an eagle and I think it looks like an eagle sitting on its best. It's huge. You can climb it but it takes a few hours so we opted for the beach.Read more

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    Esperance

    January 16 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Ahh, Esperanse - so magically beautiful!
    A lovely town on a magnificent coast. It's a big fishing industry spot with a busy port, but with lots of arty shops and gorgeous beaches. Supposedly the whitest finest sand in Australia. It is squeaky scrunchy when you walk on it. Lots of islands close in off shore (including Cull Is) which would be great for diving and spearfishing, but is also home to big white pointers. Went swimming regardless but stayed close to shore! Water was surprisingly warm at about 21 which is the same as home. Thought it would be cooler.Read more