A breakfast of champions, eggs and bacon and then off to start the Nullarbor. I am not sure if the Nullarbor Plain actually starts as far east as Ceduna but the Nullarbor Links does.
The Nullarbor Links is said to be the longest golf course in the world. The first
(or last) 2 holes are in Ceduna and the last (or first ) 2 are 1,365km away in
Kalgoorlie. It is a par 72 but I am sure Ben and I will be way more, Tom may be
slightly closer to par. If you want to have a look go to www.nullarborlinks.com As we will be playing this over a few days I will include it all in another entry.
The real part of the Nullarbor Plain is on a limestone plateau so no trees grow. Get it Null =no, Arbor = trees. There is a fair bit of shrubbery though. Long distances between towns and roadhouses, in fact most of the towns really are just roadhouses but it is an amazing place to go. a few quick side trips to the coast, usually just 10km or less revealed spectacular views of the Great Australian Bight. It isn’t the time of the whale migration so no whale spotting.
Do you like the boys and their bites? Not quite as big.
Another and even more fabulous place we stopped were the Bunda Cliffs. Dead set AMAZING! This is probably the most fabulous place on the Nullarbor and one of the most spectacular places I have been. The flatness of the Nullabor Plain just drops away to sheer cliffs of over 100 metres down to pristine blue waters.
We were a bit pressed for time so decided that we would free camp here, and cross our fingers no one sleep walked that night. It was bloody windy so we didn’t set up the extra family room tent and the three boys slept on the floor of the trailer. Also because of the wind we had an inside picnic dinner. The boys thought it was great and said it was the zombies that were rattling the walls, and trying to lift the floor up. Everyone slept fairly well and we were rewarded with a spectacular sunset and sunrise.
Music today was Born to Run, Thunder Rd, Midnight Oil (in honor of passing just south of the Maralinga testing range), The BFG (Big Friendly Giant)
Born to Run and Thunder Rd will be getting a work out over the Nullarbor. Tom had decided our family should learn all the words by the time we cross it. This won’t be happening but we have decided to pla them ridiculously loudly first thing as we start driving. Tom and I love it and sing even louder the kids complain and tell us to turn the music down. Bad luck, front seat wins.