Today we start in earnest on our Nullarbour crossing. A 650km run from Pt Augusta to Nundroo. This is pretty much new territory for us and we are not really site seeing on this leg. We got away at about 8.30am and arrived at Nundroo about 5pm. I was surprised at how little traffic there was on the road for such a main thoroughfare. We stopped for lunch at place called Poochera, which if you don’t deviate from the highway, you wouldn’t know it was there. Now it’s a bit like route 66ish along there Eyre highway with dead or dying towns dotted along the route. For all intention purposes Poochera appears dead but the size and condition of the bowls club paints a slightly different story or so it would seem.
|Couple more shots from the Arid Gardens|
|Flattened kero tins on Peter's Humpy|
|Sunset over Nundroo|
We found a great little park attached to what was once the museum with well-kept facilities. Many of the old exhibits are still there and some appear to have been used or restored recently – but not a human in site. There was even a kero tin humpy (Peter’s Humpy!!!!) complete with furniture. I guess if you have the time you do need to turn left or right every now and then. We have decided to add a day to our crossing to allow for a bit more time for site seeing. Nundroo is, well, interesting brings back memories of Oodnadatta. No coffee stops today we made it on the road (well not physically) and the carrot cake we brought for morning tea, whilst not forgettable, was not an award winner. At a round table conference this evening we took the decision to add the extra day on this leg so it looks like Kalgoorlie Thursday for a few days .