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Monday, 2 October 2017

2017-09-07 Western Australia - Car Trip

Dad and I left my home around 8:30 am for another trip over to see my sis who lives in the Southern suburbs of Perth.

The end of the first day (Thursday) saw us at the Nundroo Hotel/Roadhouse about 750 km from home where stayed the night in motel style accommodation. The only stops for the day were for fuel, a supermarket at Port Augusta and a couple of stops to change drivers.

Dad's car in front of the unit on Friday morning.


Our next planned stop was at Border Village as we need to go through the quarantine station and on the way I stopped for the Nullarbor Plain sign.


Border Village gives us a sign post and a big kangaroo

 
And The Roadhouse 


Before we can enter Western Australia (WA) we need to go through the Quarantine station which for us is no issue. About 12 km after the border is Eucla and then the road goes down onto the coastal plain.

One of the signs we get to along this highway advises that the next section of road is an emergency landing strip for the flying doctor. There's three or four of them between Ceduna and Norseman.



At Caiguna we stopped for more fuel and there's another sign post.

 
Caiguna is also the start of this or the end if going East.
 


That was the last photo I took until my sister took us on the scenic route to her son's place.

We stopped at one of the beaches in Kwinana and I took a few pictures.

Grain silos.

 
Grain loading wharf
 

A historic car still being used - An Oldsmobile.



Another stop a little further South for a little coastal scenery at Cape Peron






And a local resident. http://www.outback-australia-travel-secrets.com/blue-tongue-lizard.html


Now for the trip home.

After we left the city of Perth we took the road via York and rejoined  the highway at Tammin.

Dad was driving this section and I took these two while on the move.

Kangaroo tail or Yakka https://www.floristwithflowers.com.au/blog/xanthorrhoea-the-story-of-the-black-boy-plant/


Wouldn't see a road like this in South Australia with a speed limit of 110 k.p.h. and no centre line.

 
At the end of day one we stopped overnight in Norseman.
 
No way around this one and it's the sign at the western end.
 
 
Where we go down on to the coastal plain at Eucla we go down again at Madura
 

Looking east along an ancient cliff face which is to our left all the way to Eucla.

 
After Eucla it looks like this
 
 
Approaching Nullarbor road house we get the western end of the Nullarbor Plain sign and we stayed here for the second night.
 

 
Managed to get a sunset.


 Before we left I took a few photos around the road house.

What it looks like today


And what it looked like in past.



A map showing the different whales


And this on it's way to Perth was this.


A Giraffe but unable to see it.


This was a surprise. I went through Kimba on the 1st weekend in August and it wasn't there. The main road goes the other side of these and you don't see this but coming in from the west you can; so we drove past and took a photo.

Kimba silo art.


A few hours later we were back at Peterborough.