Friday, 29 June 2012

From the Nullarbor

We had a good night in Whyalla with Andrew, Amelia and Jacob Melville Smith. Andrew is the vet there, and he has the most beautiful steel structure outside his clinic, titled the Loaded Dog.

Back to our coastal camp with a beautiful sunrise before heading off again.

Next came Iron Knob, where the miners are flattening off the top of an iron rich hill. Really amazing township.

We were impressed by the amount of agricultural land after this. We had expected that this was the beginning of the wilderness, but it wasn't. Unfortunately, we had to forego the Eyre Peninsula, as Andrew was still suffering, and we headed for the doctor in Kimba, where he ended up in the hospital for a quick visit. Wonderful service from Dr there.

Alice's aim is to visit as many of the Big Icons as she can, so we're working our way down the list. Here are the Big Galah in Kimba, the Big Farmer (really beautiful) and the Big Ant in Poochera.

Yesterday we travelled through some very arid bush for most of the day, feeling a little disappointed that there were so many trees on the supposedly arbor-less plains. Then all of a sudden it happened. Not a tree in sight for as far as the eye can see. (you'll have to wait for the photos till the next blog). We spent last night in Nullarbor Station, paid for a shower and we are now ready to take on the cliffs today.

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