Streaky Bay & crossing the Nullabor.

Pelican Paradise

Pelican Paradise

Early morning

Early morning

Sunrise Streaky Bay

Sunrise Streaky Bay

Sunrise Streaky Bay

Sunrise Streaky Bay

The Great Southern Ocean from the Bunda Cliffs

The Great Southern Ocean from the Bunda Cliffs

Our windswept hotel

Our windswept hotel

We loved Streaky Bay and could have stayed longer, but I suspect that we are going to say that about a lot of places. We were able to have a lazy day and catch up on washing etc and we also drove out to Cape Bauer, which is spectacular. We watched the waves crashing in, followed by the roar of the blowhole which sounded like a fire-breathing dragon. Saw Crimson Chats flitting across the dunes and there were two Night Herons roosting in the caravan park. Geoff went for a ride to the back beach in the evening and we had fish and chips for dinner. The King George Whiting is delicious.

The next time we have reasonable internet access I will upload some more photos.

Sunday 31st we left Streaky Bay and drove all day to an off-road free camping spot about 40km short of the WA border. We were perched up on high cliffs with the huge vista of The Great Southern Ocean spread out in front of us. Sadly, no whales to be seen, but we did see some at Head of Bight along the way. All was calm when we made camp but gale-force winds blew in overnight, which meant little sleep. The first of geoff’s trips outside (in his jocks) was to unlock the pop-top so that we could bring the top down just in case it ripped off. Second trip was to turn off the gas because we realised we couldn’t run the fridge on gas with the roof down. Third trip was to actually clip the roof down. Fourth and final sortie was to remove the securing tapes from the awning arms because they were flapping around and driving us nutS. It was quite a night!

Diesel at the Nullabor Roadhouse $1.99/l. Fuel costs rather alarming.

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