Saturday 08.25. Locked the house. Pressed the remote for the garage, remembering to leave the controller inside the door!
08.30. Said our goodbyes to Noel and Wendy, our very good neighbours for the last 12 months. Then it was off. Only 4600 km to go.The car was full, full and fuller.
09.30 Finally on the road again. Only 4570 km to go. We set our new GPS to Charleville, a distant town in Western Queensland. Planned to head west and then down to the southern highway which goes all the way to Perth. I had discussed with Wanna that we do about 500km a day enjoy the trip. But....
We started driving. No cars. Continued driving no cars. We appeared to be on back roads but the GPS could not be wrong. On and on we continued. 500 km came and went. We looked at each other and decided to continue. The car comes with cruise control. So it was like just sitting watching the country unfold in front of us. It was so easy. On and on we went. 1,000km passed and it was dark. We had only stopped for petrol and a meat pie!!! No cars the whole way after dark. We counted 30 kangaroos, live ones that is and lots and lots of road kill. Can't travel in Australia with eating meat pies so another petrol fill up and carry on...
22,00 and still going.
Sunday 02.00am Tired and low on petrol. Arrived in a place called Cobar. Slept in the car. Done 1,442km only 4,158km to go!!!
Sunday 07.00am. Sun up and off to find our morning meat pies and coffee .You may well ask where is Cobar? Good question. We bought a bumper stick with ' Where the bloody hell is Cbar? New South Wales". Got it in Cobar petrol station before heading off agian. Suspect they are a collectors item as not many are sold outside Cobar. And it is a real one horse town. Very friendly but a long way from anywhere.
Off to Broken Hill and westwards...
Well again to our surprise no cars. The roads were single not dual carriageways which I had expected. On and on with hardly anyone around. Also noted no Roos in the daytime. Again plently of dead ones.
Broken Hill came round very quickly and we pushed on through. Ended up in Nullabor on the eastern side of the Nullabor desert. It was cold and windy. Even had a couple of quick rain showers.
Monday 01.00am Nullabor Road House and sleep again in the car. We had done 1,540km so only 1,718 to go.