Southern Coastline Day 189 - Esperance to Adelaide

Thursday, Jan 28, 1999 at 01:00

ExplorOz - David & Michelle

DAY 189 Thursday 28th January 1999
Yesterday I kept myself busy with the computer on my lap as David drove. I transferred all our fuel data to a spreadsheet and made some graphs and tables to show the variances and averages for our diesel consumption. We're running at about 6.19km/litre (19.05litres/100km) which is less than expected but things like towing a trailer, strong winds and lots of sand driving all chew the fuel. Oh, we've just passed Yalata - very exciting. Think I'll play some computer games. I don't sleep when we are travelling in the car but if you did you could easily sleep this whole trip across the Nullarbor and not miss anything!

We arrived in Ceduna - the end of the Nullarbor and took stock of where we were, where we were going and what we needed. Unfortunately, it is Thursday and all the Aboriginals have come into town to collect their dole cheques. They were drunk and arguing and it was not a nice place to be. Pity, because the town itself looks very pleasant.

We began to drive down the Eyre Penninsula (Ceduna - Point Lincoln 700km) and made our lunch stop at Smoky Bay. The highway bypasses all the little fishing towns so we were selective as to which towns we visited. We found the cliffs and views around the Streaky Bay area magnificent and found a great free beach camp where we fished and beachcombed before dinner (Chicken Korma and Jasmine rice).
David (DM) & Michelle (MM)
Always working not enough travelling!
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