A long road trip...


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October 1st 2011
Published: June 11th 2013
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After Esperance we talked about going to Adelaide, but there was one thing Paul really wanted to see and that was the Flinders Rangers National Park, I was of course up for exploring anything, so we started the very long journey from WA to SA. Crossing the nullabor, I was excited at first as it's a famous road with the 90 mile straight, in reality it was very uneventful! I passed the time reading and me and Paul had a competition of how many waves we could get from people coming the other way.....he played it cool and just raised a finger at the wheel where as I did the full on wave! Must have looked a bit loopy! I still won though 😊 our first stop was Caiguna, it's basically just a place where the John Eyre motel is, which is hotel/vanpark/restaurant/pub all in one. I noticed most 'pubs' have a hotel and restaurant in with it too. We didn't do much, Paul was tired from driving, so we grabbed some food and beer and chilled out in our motel room.

The next day we drove as equally as many miles (or shall i say k's?), this time we stopped at the border, exciting! I took some snaps and we were off again. We were trying to go as far as Port Lincoln but we were being too optimistic, instead we stopped at Ceduna, a deserted small town, we put up our tent and could definitely notice the difference in temperature, more humid. And flies! Flies were the least of my worries though, what with there being deadly creatures such as snakes and spiders lurking. I have a big phobia of spiders so if I was to see one anyone would think I was being murdered! Still, that day was uneventful too, we were just eager to get to the Flinders.

on the 3rd day we drove to Port Lincoln, stopping at some beaches and bays along the way, when we got to Port Lincoln it was tea time so we had a brief drive around the city and stopped at the vanpark for the night, it was right by the sea so we had a lovely view.

Sleeping in a tent was better than expected, and only possible because it was the start of spring, we found we wouldn't be tenting for too much longer!


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at Port Lincoln


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