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Before dinner yesterday we pre-ordered breakfast at the reception for 8:30 as that was the only way to get food in the morning. Nice and hungry we went looking for our breakfast in the bistro at 8:30 am to find out it was 8 am and that at some point yesterday we had crossed a half hour time zone. Waiting for breakfast I went into the casino and …
... the weather with dark clouds and rain dissuaded me from any further touring for the day. Oh and I ordered a new mattress from Domayne to be delivered the day after I get back. Together with shaving my beard off, mattress replacement is symbolic of the shedding of the old life... Am writing this blog entry at 3am as I have been awake for the last couple of hours unable to sleep. Too much on my mind. Hmmm not even valerian making any difference tonight. ...
... Contrary to popular belief the word Nullarbor is not of Aboriginal origins. The mining people of the area referred to it as "Oondiri" which is said to mean "the waterless". Delisser derived the term Nullarbor from the Latin "nulla" for no and "arbor" for tree, hence the term Nullarbor meaning no trees. Some of the scenery across the Plain is spectacular and we stopped off at the coast to watch the mother whales with their babies who are one ton at ...
... Very foggy and a little rain through Burra (which looks like a very nice spot) before we stopped at Port Pirie for lunch. We continued up the highway, pulling into Port Germein to have a look at the jetty and a walk around before reaching Port Augusta around ...
Our destination for today is Hancock's Lookout, a spot that was recommended to us by our motorhoming friends Cuppa and Mrs T. This is only a short drive north up the highway, then turning inland and through the windie Horrock’s Pass towards Wilmington (and apparently Sydney). We’ve got plenty of time today so continued on to check out Wilmington – once a busy place but now almost a ghost town.
After giving the little town ...
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