Day 11 of my Hug the Nation trip. Drove from Norseman on the west side of the Nullabor to Ceduna on the east side. It was 1213ks all up which makes today the biggest day of my trip so far. The additional challenge was that I lost two hours of time at the SA border as I had to wind my clocks forward. It was a really interesting day all up. The Nullabor was nothing like I imagined it. I thought it would be bare sandy desert baking under a scorching sun with roos everywhere and wedge tail eagles circling over head like the vultures of Death Valley. Well first up I didn’t see one live roo and no eagles. Lots of crows. No emus or camels either. There is vegetation across the whole plain.
I loved stopping and looking at the Great Australian Bight. So beautiful. The road runs right beside it for quite a long way. I met some great people everytime I stopped. At two different places I gave my business card to people so they could read about my trip on my blog. Several of the road houses didnt sell diet coke which is UnAustralianism at its worst. Lol.
I ran into a bit of trouble at the fruit Quarantine Inspection Station at Ceduna. 200 metres up the road I drove passed a sign to Denial Bay. I thought that was a funny name and I thought, I know some people who live at Denial Bay. So I did a U turn and went back to take a photo. When I then went through the inspection station, I had to get out of the car, open everything up and was grilled over why I did a U turn and what had I dumped up the road. I guess I had acted suspiciously. Lol
One section of the Nullabor goes for 90 miles (150ks) of completely straight road. It’s pretty amazing.
Tomorrow I am heading to Adelaide.
You can see my car in the background of this photo.
Check out the guy up this tree. Random.
My flag photo of the day