January 30th, 2013

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Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 08:06 am
Day 1: Perth to Balladonia (947km)
  • 6:20am - Leave [personal profile] transcendancing’s house with fully laden car (Tetris achievement unlocked!)
  • Meckering, buy petrol
  • Southern Cross, buy petrol
  • 12:30pm – Lunch at Coolgardie (decide to skip the Kargoorlie pit detour)
  • Coolgardie, buy petrol
  • Norseman (lakes were most lovey) buy postcards
  • 5:15pm – Arrive Balladonia, buy petrol, eat food, write postcards, shower, sleep
Lakes after Norseman

Day 2: Balladonia to Ceduna (983km)
  • 6:30 am – Leave Balladonia
  • See eagles feasting on dead roo, take photographs of eagles, but not roo.
  • [personal profile] transcendancing pulled over for speeding by very, very nice police. Woe
  • Cocklebiddy, buy petrol, take photos, buy stuffed squid, name squid ‘Cockle’
  • Wave at Madura, think about tea, identify [personal profile] transcendancing is ill
  • Mundrabilla, buy petrol
  • Wave at Eucla, drive up non-flat bit to great excitement
  • Cross Western Australia – South Australia Border (wave)
  • Stop at Great Australian Bight to stare, take photos
  • Nullabor Roadhouse – definitely not Narnia
  • 8:15pm Arrive Ceduna, order food, eat, walk, bathe, sleep

Day 3: Ceduna to Adelaide (634 km)

6:30am – Leave Ceduna, admire sunrise
  • Poochera, buy petrol, take photo of dinosaur ant, chat to lovely store owner, do not make ‘screwed the poochera’ jokes *gives [personal profile] prk a filthy look*
  • Wudinna, buy petrol
  • 11:00 am Cowell, admire ‘crap’ art show in public toilets, no seriously, art show
  • 12:00 pm Ferry from Luck Bay to Wallaroo (2 hours not driving was good)
  • 2:00 pm – Wallaroo, locate hospital, medicate [personal profile] transcendancing’s throat infection
  • Arrive Adelaide, arrive Juliette and Damian's, soak up warm hospitality and peach cobbler, discuss pterodactyls
Dinosaur ant Poochera
Day 4: Adelaide to Melbourne (728km)
  • 6:30am – Leave Adelaide and drive up into hills (sunrise thankfully blocked by hills)
  • Murray Bridge, buy petrol
  • Kaniva, sleep in Windmill café for 30 mins - v. good idea (staff were fabulous)
  • Wave at Stawell, discover it is pronounced ‘stall’
  • Ararat, buy petrol
  • 4:30pm - Arrive Melbourne, cuddle [personal profile] littleboot
  • Union Hotel, Brunswick, eat food, cuddle [personal profile] littleboot
Day 4 - Kaniva Windmill Cafe
Day 5: Melbourne to Perth
  • Sleep in, drink tea, cuddle [personal profile] littleboot
  • Arrive at cafe, hug [personal profile] hope, [personal profile] skud, [personal profile] japester and [personal profile] littleboot (just in case), eat all the food
  • Drive to airport, fly home, cuddle everyone, laundry, food, shower, sleep