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Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Eyre Peninsula » Ceduna June 19th 2013

Geo: -32.1261, 133.675Its been a great holiday but we have almost reached the stage of no return. We have decided the holiday doesn't end until we turn the corner at Port Augusta as we can still head back up the highway.If only......Anyway we went on the tour of the Kalgoorlie Superpit on Monday which took 2.5 hours and it was brilliant. Matt the tour guide had worked in the mine and he was just full of information about the running and the history of the mine. We wish we could remember all the details for you but damn we are getting older and it went in one ear and out the other. They were getting ready to blast 2 areas but we were already running late to leave Kal and didn't hang around for that as ... read more
Sunset at Newman Rocks
Brekkie Visitor
Straight Stretch

Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Eyre Peninsula » Ceduna May 10th 2012

Geo: -32.1261, 133.675Todays Challenge - To spot the elusive Nullarbor Tree (carried over from Day 17)Up at 6.00am we have had a good sleep but decide to leave a little later as the sun is right in our eyes. They say never drive the Nullarbor from East to West because of the setting sun but Rod thinks it is much worse from West to East (depends if you are an early riser). We will have to leave one hour later each morning.We depart at 7.45 and the odometer trip meter ticks over to 7000 km just outside of Madura. We are getting hungry having missed breakfast so we pull into the Mundarabilla Roadhouse and order a bacon and egg roll. It was very tasty and far better than the egg and bacon McMuffins at McDonalds. There ... read more
The rare and elusive Nullarbor Tree
Refuelling at Eucla
The Treeless Plain

Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Eyre Peninsula » Ceduna April 29th 2012

Geo: -32.1261, 133.675Today's Challenge - To abide by the mandatory Nullarbor protocol of the one finger steering wheel wave.Depart Ceduna at 7.00am being first light. With some anticipation we are not sure what we have gotten ourselves into today.Arrive at the first town on the Nullarbor; Penong. It is big enough to justify a 60kph speed limit, but not big enough for a Chinese restaurant. Their biggest industry seems to be windmill blowing. We pass the last shop for 1,000 km.Getting windy. Sit up straighter as though this will balance the car better.As we pass through Nundoo, we decide not to stay here on our return. The odometer hits 3000 km. just outside of Yalata. Deb spots a huge eagle sitting on the side of the road. We start to wonder why everybody says this is ... read more
Refueling at Nullarbor ($2.12 per litre)
Counting down the miles
Beware of the wildlife?

Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Eyre Peninsula » Ceduna May 23rd 2010

So life out here is all milk and Honey? Yeah sure! We cancelled our trip to Ceduna today due to high wind and heavy rain. That means a fifth night in beautiful Streaky Bay though but that’s not a bad outcome as we like the place. We are on an absolute water front site and for four days the weather has been beautiful. Sunny, no wind and pleasant temperatures in the early twenties. Then last night up came the gale force winds and it blew all night. The van was rocking and rolling and the occupants were full of trepidation. The rain kicked in and we knew that today would be a lay day. As the photos show, Rhonda is back on her bike and riding like a pro. In fact, it is enjoyable riding around ... read more
Let's Seal a deal
Haystacks?
Dune Flora

Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Eyre Peninsula » Ceduna March 15th 2006

Hi everyone, Well here we are on the Eyre Peninsula at last. Have heard so much about this part of SA and it has been pretty good. After leaving the Barossa, we drove straight to a little place called Melrose in the foothills of the Flinders Ranges. The caravan park was delighful and right at the base of Mt Remarkable. Didn't do the climb because of time constraints - thats my excuse anyway. Rob had recommended we stay here and it was no further than following the beaten track and going to Port Pirie. Had a family of wallabies visit us as we were having sunset drinks. They were so tame the male walked straight between me and the table and even trod on my foot in his effort to find something yummee to eat. Next ... read more
Port Lincoln
Elliston
Elliston Golf Club




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