Well, we didn’t blow away in the wind last night. Amazingly we all slept well and the boys said they were so snugly warm sleeping together. Everyone was up early enough to see the sunrise over the cliffs. Then a quick breakfast of Up and Gos and we were off on the road. Below are a few photos from last night – sunset, dinner and sleep. Unfortunately you can’t see the height of the whole cliff. They make the cars and vans look like matchbox cars.
More golf and more truck stops with big things. I may do a blog or photo montage about these if I accumulate enough of these.
We crossed over into Western Australia, quarantine check again but this time all we lost was half a cucumber. Not that I cared as this along with pineapple is one fruit I really can’t stand. Just across the border is Eucla, a non town as I have started calling them. Of interest there are the ruins of Eucla Telegraph Station built in 1877. It was an important station on the line from Perth to the east. It is gradually being covered (and uncovered I am told) by the drifting sand dunes.
We free camped again half way along the straightest road in Australia (146.6km) this time in a much more protected area.
Sam had the dubious honour of being the first to do number twos without any loos. Do you like my poetry. Armed with the ‘shit shoveller’ or ‘shit digger’ as it has been named Tom was off to shoe the boys how it is done. Later the boys wanted a fire. Short lived as I was accosted by a ‘friendly’ but extremely annoying grey nomad who informed me that you couldn’t have a fire in WA till May, and that people should know this before they come into the state. Sorry all in Melbourne she is headed your way despite hating the weather and declaring Perth the best place on earth. She couldn’t believe it when I told her we weren’t going there. Despite thinking it I didn’t tell her that maybe she should do a U-turn and head back there. I’m sure Melbourne wouldn’t miss her.
Music by Born to Run, Thunder Rd – (again played really loud at the start of the day and again the kids wanted it turned down), more Roald Dahl and Ben’s iPod. We are going through his iPod in alphabetical order A to F today.