So here we were,
for which trip we needed some directions
Now had a chance to take a better look at Kalgoorlie a town of some affluence these days, with the biggest gold mine pit in the world, and proud of its wilder past as a gold rush town
The 'Super Pit' which we had seen at midnight on a tour from the train, is indeed a super pit
After passing the nickel mine and ore concentrator at Kambalda
we set out to cross the Nullarbor, this time with the sun behind our backs... here are some views of the way ahead.
We had missed out on the world's longest straight rail track – 490km –
At Eucla, just before leaving Western Australia
We still had a way to go!
Past the sunset of Ceduna.
Instead of watching the Melbourne Cup,
and diverting north into the Gawler Range,
with ruins of old farms, in an environment where farming very very marginal
The kangaroos are large, and hide in the shade
Our campsite was a delight, with the added extra of it being a couple of days past full moon
When we left the national park in the morning we entered Buckaboo Station
This was hard country. As we left the national park,
We passed the homestead 51 kilometres after entering the property
and that other Australian thing, a big something, in Kimba's case, a big galah
And so to Adelaide