We seem to have been in the car the an eternity but in all, the kilos have totalled 3100 in seven days. We are now in Esperance, by the ocean, but only for the night, because tomorrow we have a short trip to Cape Arid National Park, which sounds fabulous.

Now, about the Nullabour. Nullus Arbor, meaning ‘no tree’, but the aboriginal word for the plain is Oondiri, meaning ‘the waterless’. The plain has an average rainfall of only 20cm a year.

The only arduous or boring part of the trip was the straight (and I mean straight) road. We both thought the vegetation beside the road was fantastic, with the Hampton Tableland to the north of us, stretched all the way along from Eucla until we climbed up on to the top of it at Madura. After this we travelled on the longest straight stretch of road in Australia, 146.6 Km without a bend!

We stopped several times and took photos of the Great Australian Bight, believed to be the longest line of sea cliffs in the world, starting from Cape Pasely in the west to Cape Carnot, near Port Lincoln, a distance of 1600kms!

We stopped several times and took photos of the Great Australian Bight, believed to be the longest line of sea cliffs in the world, starting from Cape Pasely in the west to Cape Carnot, near Port Lincoln, a distance of 1600kms!

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2 Comments on Ceduna to Esperance

  1. Katie says:

    Oh, so near and yet so far! How do you keep the magno men amused in the car for so long?

  2. Kyla says:

    What fantastic pictures of the coastline! Heath tries to find the magnet men in every photo and is a bit disappointed when they’re not there. One day he’ll appreciate the landscape as well. 🙂 He likes the photo with Nanni and Papa in them too.

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