After a couple of lovely days in Margaret River we had to do the final bits and pieces in the rain. Although it wasn’t cold the rain tumbled down making the job uncomfortable. But we were finally on the road and heading east.
We passed these very good Canola crops.
We could see the Stirling Ranges off in the distance. Bluff Knoll, the highest peak in the ranges, is the only place we would ever get snow in WA…..and it would be just a light dusting of white on the rare occasion.
Wildflowers were in bloom at many of our rest stops.
These salt pans are a large problem in the south eastern wheatbelt of WA and many of the lakes are still dry.
East of Balladonia the Royal Flying Doctor Service uses the highway as their runway in emergency situations. The road verges have been cleared to allow trucks, caravans and vehicles to move off the road whilst the aeroplane lands and takes off.
The sunsets are so lovely and pretty spectacular every evening.
We stayed at several camping areas on the way over but the highlight is always Bunda Cliffs. It is on the Great Australian Bight and at this time of the year an opportunity to see the migrating whales….we were not so lucky….but the scenery is wonderful.
The Nullarbor Plains are the treeless plains that are part of the journey between the two states, WA and SA.
Since leaving Margaret River we have travelled about 2,100 km and are now spending a couple of days relaxing in Streaky Bay before making our way to New South Wales.
The Streaky Bay Pacific Oyster is readily available and of course a must if you are in the area…and topped of with a sparking wine is an added bonus.
And of course you knew that one of your rellies named the Nullarbor Plain!? 🙂
Enjoy your trip, we loved travelling over in our van. Would live to do it again sometime.
Certainly not boring….so many wonderful sights along the way.
Oh! Those wonderful Australian wildflowers! Enjoy your trip and have a safe journey.
They are beautiful aren’t they. The landscape coming over was so flat compared to our Italian adventure.
Safe trip guys….the east awaits!!! Have fun
Hope to see you in Mudgee….stock up the bar!
Hi guys! We’ve trekked across there twice in the last two years and plan again next year. We must try Fraser Range Rest Area or Camp … somehow we’re always too early in the day to want to stop. Have a fabulous trip! When I get it sorted, I’ll email all our happenings here. xx
Yes we are the same, Fraser is a little to early in the trip for us as well. Looking forward to hearing about your plans.
Hi Jim & Kerry, How funny, rang yesterday to invite you to dinner, then got your blog 🙂 Sorry we just missed catching up. Have a great time away, let us know when you are back and come for a catch-up dinner xx Denise & Alan
Yes sorry we missed catching up before we left. See you in December.