Day 11 Sunday Nullabor to Nundroo This I thought was going to be a relatively easy day. The time zone had changed again back at the border – another 45mins so the sun was well up when I hit the road. As you can see by looking at the 2 signposts – the one going to Nundroo says 143 km and the one going the other way from Nundroo to Nullarbor says 144 as the sign at Nundroo was right at the entrance unlike the one at Nullarbor which was about a km outside. I was
planning on taking a slight detour to visit the Whale watch board walk just out of Nullabor.
|From /To||Day||Distance||Ave Speed||Top Speed||Time||Climb|
|Perth /York||Thurs 13th||47.6||23.9||52.6||1hr 56||233|
|York/ Bruce Rock||Fri 14th||154||19.6||38.2||7hr 41||648|
|Bruce Rock/Southern Cross||Sat 15th||137||22.8||43.5||5hr 52||497|
|Southern Cross /Coolgardie||Sun 16th||186.2||24.1||42.1||7hr 32||536|
|Kalgoorlie/Norseman||Mon 17th||190.9||23.1||43.7||8hr 04||442|
|Norseman/Balladonia||Tue 18th||190.7||25.8||51.9||7hr 14|
|Balladonia/Cocklebiddy||Wed 19th||246.6||29.0||40.9||8hr 18|
|Cocklebiddy/Madura||Thurs 20th||91.8||21.2||54.9||4hr 13|
|Eucla/Nullabor||Sat 22nd||198.1||25.3||40.3||7hr 40|
|Nullabor/Nundroo||Sun 23rd||139.5||20.3||42.7||6hr 42|
|Nundroo/Ceduna||Mon 24th||120.5||23.7||42.1||4hr 54||242|
|Ceduna/StreakyBay||Tues 25th||113.3||22.6||46.2||4hr 54||276|
|TOTAL TO DATE|
The slight detour was 12km out and 12 km back.But it was worth it.M & M would catch up to me there. Thankfully they arrived just before I was due to leave and I was 8km back along the road before they caught up to me. It was so hard to take a photo at the right time. So as it was sooo cold I jumped in the campervan and hitched a ride for 20km. As soon as the end of the Nullarbor Plain was reached the first hill was in sight and the temperature made a remarkable increase.
Tonight we have taken a detour out to Fowlers Bay for our accommodation rather than staying on the Eyre Highway. This pelican was all by himself Fowlers Bay has a massive set of sandhills behind it. It is also the point where Edward John Eyre departed on his journey to cross the Nullarbor.
Day 12 Monday Nundroo to Ceduna. Another cold start to the day but as we had stayed out at Fowlers Bay I had to rely on M & M to take me out to the Eyre Highway to start my ride. Fog made the temperature very cold. As I headed towards Penong and Ceduna M & M headed back to Nundroo to play golf.
Again there were some massive road trains on the road. This one pulled in next to us at Penong where we had stopped for morning tea. They passed me at regular intervals heading towards Ceduna and then there was just as many going the other way.
Day 13 Tues Ceduna to Streaky Bay
And what is there to see today – same as NZ – paddocks, fences, trees, hills, a white line in the middle of the road, sheep. And eventually Streaky Bay comes in to view and another day on the bike is done.
The afternoon off the bike so time to do some sightseeing. So in the campervan and off to the whistling rocks and blowholes after a quick stop at Hallys beach.
Don’t fall in Murray – it is a long way down and I won’t be rescuing you.As I had only a half day on the bike I cooked dinner for the night. Murray had shucked the oysters for our entree.Note the wine glasses and candle. Dining in style tonight.
Back on to the main road and determined to make it to Port Kenny for morning tea but I had to stop to take this photo of a fox???? He was right next to the road as I biked past but ran back in to the paddock – thank goodness.
From the lookout we had views of beaches and bays within Waterloo Bay and Maree even ventured close to the edge. Then back to the campervan for a longer tourist drive The day was so nice I even ventured to have a paddle. Another day down – only a few to go now