Sunday, September 1, 2013

September 1st

The day dawned calm, with a magnificently wide blue sky. We found the Old Coach Road track and travelled along it for over 50 km. The narrow track was very rough with limestones which is typical of the Nullarbor plains. The vegetation was mostly blue bush and salt bush and a few trees..a type of Mallee Eucalypt, Acacias and Grevilleas as well as some grasses which were the result of recent light rains. The track was completely dry. The main interest for the drive were rock holes, limestone caves and dolines which  are large holes in the limestone. However the country was alive with kangaroos..huge mobs. We probably saw about 1000 kangaroos for the morning.
The Roadhouse at Eucla was a welcome stop for fuel, cool drinks and a chocolate ice cream for the guys.
On we went to the border of South Australia and Western Australia where another time adjustment
was in order.We have camped early for the night on the Old Eyre Highway, near the border, amongst Mallee scrub.
Doline on Nullarbor Plains

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