Thursday 27th March 2008, Nullarbor.
After having a decent nights sleep, after the hectic day yesterday, I now feel in a better mood for putting words down.
It is unknown at this stage how long we will be here with Adrian possibly having problems getting the correct studs to repair their caravan. We are waiting word from Nundroo roadhouse, 150K back the way we came, who are likely to have what he wants, but if he doesnâ€™t who knows what we then do. Adrian is almost insisting that if he has to sit for a while we should move on without them, but this is the section of the trip that we really wanted the company. I guess we need to just wait and see what happens.
One thing we were looking forward to while here was to go for a trip a few Kâ€™s back up the road to a whale watching lookout right at the mouth of the bight, but there is a sign on the gate at the highway turnoff saying it is closed for repairs. We have heard another story though: It was said that the lookout is on land owned by the local indigenous people and they charge people to enter for whale watching, the season doesnâ€™t start until May so seeing they canâ€™t charge for that purpose they simply close the road off to access, a bit rough if true seeing it could more than likely a good place to get some photos of the cliffs on the bight. Never mind though as there are several lookouts on the road ahead that apparently give good views of the cliffs.
A comment I heard from a traveller this morning goes as follows, â€œ I donâ€™t know whether to call this place â€˜Nullarborâ€™, â€˜Megaborâ€™ or just a Bloody Boreâ€?, I guess he just doesnâ€™t appreciate the country for what it actually is.
Now that I am rested I have had a little walk around taking a few pics and looking at the scenery, and noted that this area is very similar to the Hay Plains, being very flat and sparse of trees, but the Nullarbor is covered with Saltbush while the Hay Plains is covered with grass.
For those that might be interested it should be noted that for the next week or so we will be, at times, in areas of no mobile coverage. We have coverage here, and will have at Eucla, our next stop, but from then on there will be no coverage for a week or so until we reach Norseman.