Blogs from Lake Ballard, Western Australia, Australia, Oceania


Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Lake Ballard April 19th 2014

Wednesday/Thursday 16/17th April - travelling through the Outback with over 800 miles before we reach Kalgoorlie. Vast empty landscapes with red earth and scrubland apart from the mines (iron ore, copper, gold etc). Long empty roads, dead straight, with no traffic apart from the Road Trains. Wonderful Australian skies, bright blue, blazing sun, fantastic sunrises and sunsets. Starry skies with a huge full moon. Although so remote and barren this part of WA has real beauty. Some interesting encounters both people and animals!! Stopped at Mt Magnet for a coffee in the town's bakery - almost spit and sawdust but very cool and clean. Sarah the owner devises her time between baking and driving a truck to Perth (7.5 hours away) and back. Left for Sandstone on the quietest sealed road so far - so quiet ... read more
Close encounters of the second kind
London Bridge
One of the 51 statues by Anthony Gormley

As mentioned before, we are on the road again, this time the trip should see us traveling from Narrogin in Western Australia to Menzies, in the Goldfields via Corrigin, Merredin, Kalgoorlie, Menzies- the main reason for the trip- then onto Leonora, Leinster, Sandstone, Mt Magnet, Wubin. We have not yet decided which way we will head home. We would like to stop at Henley Brook and have a day with our children and grand Children. I also mentioned that I would keep you posted as to the difficulty to travel with John and his disease. Up to know, 3 days away from home, it is proven more difficult then the last trip, he can hardly walk and is some considerable pain. All he could do was to connect the cable for the power and connect the ... read more

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