Published: November 2nd 2008November 2nd 2008
Section of the Eyre Highway used as an emergency landing strip
After leaving Cape Arid, we stopped for lunch at Norseman and then continued on to spend the night at a roadside camp stop just west of Caiguna. It rained again, but only lightly. The next day we continued eastwards, stopping at Eucla where we visited the Old Telegraph Station ruins, which are slowly getting covered by the sand dunes. We crossed the border and set our watches forward an hour and a half. We didn't bother stopping at any of the Bunda Cliffs lookouts along that stretch of the highway because we planned to stop at the Head of Bight viewing platform. However, when we arrived there at 5:10pm we discovered that the entry gate is locked daily at 5pm. We should have checked ahead! Apparently, according to the latest brochure, the viewing area is only open during the whale watching season (July to October) between 8am and 5pm. Missed by that much! We had already seen Southern Right Whales at Cape Arid, so that didn't worry us, but we were mortified that we didn't get to see the Bunda Cliffs. It was also getting late so we decided to press on.
We arrived at Fowler's Bay caravan park at
around 7:30pm but still had more than an hour's daylight left. We're still trying to get used to this daylight saving business - yet Thomas loves having all these hours of daylight left in the day.
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