Nullarbor East

imageWe left Ceduna this morning with an overcast sky and a list of possible side trips so we weren’t sure how far we’d get. We didn’t want to get as far as the WA border as we still had fruit and veg on board for at least one more meal.
In the end the only real side trip we took was to a place called Fowler’s Bay. It’s not a place I’d recommend anyone to take time to visit ! It did have an interesting road out though which seemed to go straight through a salt marsh or swamp. The road was essentially a causeway being the highest point for a long way around.
imageBack on the Eyre Highway and before too long we were at the eastern edge of the Nullarbor “treeless” plain. The Nullarbor plain and the road that cuts through it extends for 684 miles (1100 km) and includes one stretch of 91.9 miles that is the longest stretch of surfaced straight road in Australia.

Sunset at the rest area, Nullarbor plain

Sunset at the rest area, Nullarbor plain

Anyway, we’re not going to cover that in a day so we started looking at rest areas for an overnight stop and eventually settled on one about 100km from the WA border that had secluded and sheltered spots well back from the road. It was a pleasant enough spot although the flies would drive us to distraction so we spent the evening in the tent with the panels unzipped.

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