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Days 67 to 71

Mundrabilla to Home

sunny 25 °C

Day 67. Today we travelled 747 kms.
We left Salmon Gums quite early and arrived at Norseman at about 7.45. We refuelled that drove on to Caiguna for lunch. This stretch of road is the longest straight stretch in Australia.
After morning tea we drove past Cocklebiddy to Madura Pass Lookout wher we mad a brief stop.
We continued on to Mundrabilla where we booked into their caravan park for the night.
tonights sunset was magic.

Day 68. We awoke early this morning and drove through Eucla and Border Village and then had a quick look at "The Great Australia Bight". Some of the lookouts have been closed - maybe a safety issue with the crumbling cliffs.
We stopped at Nullabor Roadhouse and had morning tea here. Diesel was 2.28/lt.
Continuing on we arrived near Nundroo for lunch then carried on to Ceduna passing through the agricultural checkpoint with no hasstles.
We booked into a caravan park then went shopping for some fruit and vegs.

Day 69. Up early again this morning and we departed Ceduna before 7.00 am. First stop was for morning tea at Kyancutta the on to Kimba for fuel and another look at the giant Gallah there. Kimba is supposed to be the halfway town but we can't wok out halfway from or to.
We drove on through Port Augusta thinking that we would go into a caravan park at Crystal Brook, however, it was full so we had to continue through Gulhare (it's caravan park is closed) then Spalding which doesn't have a caravan park the finally Burra Showground where we have camped for the night.
It ended up being another long day - 693 kms.

Day 70. We slept in a bit this morning and didn't get up till 6.50 so it was a later start on the road. We drove to Morgan, eating all our fruit as we knew we would go through another fruit fly check point.
We followed the Murray River to Renmark then crossed the border into Victoria and I took a photo of Hiroe.
We passed through Mildura into New South Wales and had lunch in the Rest Area about 40 kms east of there.
We continued on to Balranald where we had a brief stop and walk around then drove on to Hay where we have camped for the night in a caravan park.
The drive today was through some pretty boring country.

Day 71. Well, this turned out to be our last day on this trip. We awoke early (5.45) and after a quick breakfast we were off to Wagga Wagga which we passed through quite quickly which is a bit amazing. if there was one city in Australia which needs a bypass, then this is it. We continued on to Bookham which is a VERY small village where we had lunch and made the decision to make it home today.
We drove on to Goulburn then across to Nerriga and home.

We have had a wonderful trip made special because son Rodney spent so much of it with us.


Posted by Bobmacc 01:22 Archived in Australia Tagged to days 67 71

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