Trip Start Mar 30, 2009
18Trip End Jun 30, 2009
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Kimba was very cold when we got there, as indeed every late-afternoon has so far, taking the afternoon sea-breezes thing a bit far, I think.
Tuesday 7th April. From Kimba, & its' giant Galah, we headed west on the highway as far as Wudinna, then we went off the main road to check out Turtle Rock & Mt Wudinna (read big rocky hill), then through a secondary road to Port Kenny, and then up to 'Murphy's Haystacks' ('inselbergs' in geological terms). Awesome photos. Then Streaky Bay. We could easily have stayed there, it was so beautiful (& sheltered), but made our way to Ceduna, the last big town before the Nullarbor.
Wednesday 8th April. A long drive has got us to the SA/WA border. Stopped for the night to eat our veggies & other stuff we have to get rid of.... This check point is all we expected last time & they threaten dire consequences if they find stuff when they check your cars!
Cooke up a BBQ, & got talking to the locals. Good sorts...
We went out to the 'Great Australian Bight Marine Park', Head of Bight, where there is whale watching from the cliff tops, in the right season. Unfortunately for us, we were about 6 weeks early, so no whales in sight, but what a magnificent place, & the Bunda Cliffs, are just breath-taking. We all agree that The Nullarbor Plains are absolutely fascinating & much maligned; stunning scenery. I think we're about ½ way across the Plains where we are here. We must be getting up around the 2000 km mark now. However, we've reached WA, so we now feel we can start having a really good look around!
Whale watching platform, Head of Bight, SA