Tuesday, May 25, 2010
We stayed in the caravan park we had run out of water had a bit of washing & i wanted to have a long hot shower as the ones in the van were very short saving our water.
When we got there it was freezing i couldn’t believe how cold. While we where there we visited the Super Pit where they mine gold i have never seen anything like it my pic’s don’t show how big this hole is. We were there for one of the explosions the kids enjoyed watching that.
We went to the Bolder market alot of the building there have been closed off because of the earthquake in April, such lovely old buildings some over 100 years old. I was surprised by the size of Kalgoorlie. We also went to the Goldmine & war museum trying to educate them a bit. We also visited the old Two up ring.
I enjoyed myself in Kalgoorlie apart from the nights were so cold. Now off to Esperence
We meet mum & dad in Ceduna they are travelling with there friends Phil & Carla. We are going to cross the Nullabor with them, i think it will be good to have company to go across with.
We did a bit of fishing off the jetty for squid & dad caught his first ever squid, we ended up with three. Mark met Frank in Streaky Bay & offered to take Mark out fishing in Ceduna. He caught two squid & one king George whiting.
ACROSS THE NULLABOR
We left Ceduna early it was a bit exciting to eventually get to here it seem to take so long, we have been gone for 4 months. We stopped a few time to look at the Great Australian Bight it is quite impressive, the weather was ok the wind had a bit of a chill to it.
We decided to camp right on the water well as close as you can get, it was getting very cloudy & cold. We all snuggled into the van & had tea where it was warm. Just before bed we went out to see if the stars had come out & they had they were so beautiful they where twinkling & looked like they where hanging from pieces of string it is so dark out there.
The next morning there was the most beautiful sunset, now i never see them never up early enough & this is my second, i jumped out of bed grabbed the camera went out to take my pics well i have never been so cold it was freezing & i had to wait there to get my picture, it was worth it even though i couldn't’t feel my fingers.
We eventually made it to W.A we got through the check point after they check you van.
We stayed out three night on the parks on the side of the road it was good not having to pay for a change. All Mark wanted to see were camels & we saw them on the last day from a distance. We saw wedge tail eagles & a few dead roo’s. I was surprise by the shrubs & trees along the side of the road i expected it to be dirt all the way, i t was quite pretty.
The most amazing thing was the police pulling everyone over for a breath test & licence check in the middle of nowhere, i guess you have no other roads to turn up if you had been drinking, Lucky it was to early for Forest to drink.
On our last night we got rain & lighting,
The next day we got to Kalgoorlie, Phil & Carla went down to Esperence.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Then to Streaky Bay we stayed here for 4 nights the caravan park is right on the water.
We followed our new friends to Streaky we were going to do some free camping, so we headed off and called into Murphy's Haystacks these rocks in the middle of a paddock.
After we left there we headed down a dirt road much to Marks disgust the car a van were spotless until now, we followed there dust in the end we lost them and decided to head straight to Streaky Bay. We got there and their was so much dust in the van i was not happy. We caught up with them the next day. We had a great time in Streaky, Mark went out to get his razor fish the kids play on the water with there new friends.
Mark had his 40th birthday while we were there. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARK!
Well it has been awhile we have been to Elliston we were going to be there for 2 nights but we stayed for 5. It is a small place but nice just to relax for a few days.
We meet a really nice family from Newcastle they have 3 girls so the kids where happy.
Not much to tell but i have posted a few pics anyway.