Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Crossing the Nullabor

Crossing the Nullarbor Plain was an experience. We are the proud owners of a bumper sticker saying "we have crossed the Nullarbor." We slept at three differing locations during the trip between Ceduna in South Australia and Norseman in Western Australia. The Nullarbor is the world's largest single piece of limestone with an area of about 200,000 square kilometres.

The first night we slept at Point Fowler at the base of many wind blown sand dunes. Excellent spot for wrestling brothers. The stars were incredible and the wind was relentless.

Head of the Bight

On the second day we stopped at the Head of the Great Australian Bight to see the majestic limestone cliffs. That night we camped on the edge of the Bunda Cliffs. Once again an amazing site to camp and the wind was relentless.
Sunset at our campsite

 Mum and Dad offered to leave us behind on the road but eventually they let us back in the car. It can be a long day sitting in the car with the family crossing the Nullarbor.

The last night we slept at a roadside stop near Caiguna. Finally the wind was kind and we all got a great night sleep. It also helped that Western Australia is in a different timezone so we felt like we had a huge sleep in and managed to pack up the camper super quick. Dad enjoyed the Newman Rock near Norseman.    

The lone geologist

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