We spent 2 and a bit days in Perth before we set off on our travels. On the Sunday we went to the Royal Kings Park Tennis Club where Natalie's sister-in-law is a member. We sat out on the terrace and had a sumptuous brunch.......one could really get used to this sort of thing.
Natalie, at the tennis club.
We left Perth on the 7th January and spent the first night in Norseman, still in Western Australia. We had to travel to Norseman via Hyden as the road we originally planned to take was still closed due to bush fires. This added a bit of extra distance to our trip, but all was fine. The next day we crossed the South Australia/Western Australia border, otherwise known as SA WA. The second night we originally planned to stop at Border Village, but decided to travel further and eventually stopped at Nullarbor. Next night was at Kimba though we had meant to get as far as Port Augusta which was a big ask. Finally made Port Augusta next day, and stopped for fish and chips for lunch. That night we stopped at Glendambo, which so far has been the worst night of our trip. Hot, hot and hot. It didn't cool down and it was like sleeping in a sauna. I was quite dehydrated the following morning, plus I had developed a migraine. I was no use to anyone at all. We travelled on to Coober Pedy where we spent the next 2 nights in relative luxury in an underground motel. I managed to get a couple of hours in bed in darkness, which made me human again. Folowing Coober Pedy we went to Ulury (Ayers Rock). Unfortunately, our party wasn't able to make the climb (I was never going to anyway) due to high winds. After one night's stay we headed for Alice Springs which is where I am writing this. It was hot during the day, and I can feel the sun heating up already, even though it's only just after 0730, but it was cool enough to sleep overnight.
I have taken lots of photo's, but haven't yet loaded them onto the computer, so you will have to wait a while to see them.
May I suggest you go to this great site to see where we are travelling. Go to the map maker (or plan your journey, it may have changed) type in the start point and the destination, and it will give you all the relevant details such as direction, distance, places of interest etc. For the first day, it would normally show you via Coolgardie, but as I said, that was was closed, so you would need to type in via Hyden. It's a great Aussie trip planner site.
Knitting.......hahahahahahaha. Some was planned for Natalie, Leah and I, but so far just hasn't been suitable. Maybe when we get to Tennant Creek tonight we may be able to manage a bit......we'll see.
OK folks, that's it for now. Take care, and happy knitting.
The Happy Traveller.