Cape York or Bust 25th May Perth to Leanora

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 13:28

Hugh D (WA)

From/ To Today = Perth to Malcom Dam Camp Area
Km travelled today = 900 km
Fuel cost at = Kalgoorlie $1.589 Southern Cross $1.699
High points = How the road appears to go on for ever.
Few vehicles on the road.
Good weather for travelling.
How our wonderful country goes on and is for ever changing.

Low points = Planned to camp the night at Malcom Dam. According to the Hema Camp 6 guide the camp area is alongside the road. Well I may be blind but a sign at the GPS coordinates indicates the dam is 35km up a side road. As the day had drawn in, I just pulled into the bush for the night. I hope this is not a tale of what is to come as I am rather relying on the camp guide for locations.

General = today started with the sat nav deciding not to work. Got it going by doing nothing! Very Strange. A good run but surprised by the poor condition of the Great Eastern Hwy. Closer to Kal the worse it became. The run up to Leonora was on much better roads. As I wanted to stop at Malcom Dam I pushed on but it was disappointing not to find the camping areas. Afterward I have been told the sign states 3.5 km not as I read 35km. none the less made a good camp for the night. Plenty of flying nibbles so now have cauliflower ears. Looking forward to starting the Great Central Road tomorrow.

Hugh Dorey
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