We were in a remote place near Goomalling (between Perth and Kalgoorlie) where we wanted to explore some rare rock formations. There we realized that we had to travel home to sort out some problems that were in fact more important than the completion of our trip. It took 7 days to travel the 4300km back home through some very hot and windy conditions.
The Eyre Highway was the most remarkable part. It is a long road that leads from Norsemen in Western Australia to Port Augusta in South Australia.
|I'm as thirsty as a goat.|
It covers a distance of 1664km and runs through the treeless Nullarbor Plain (Latin Null-Arbor=Zero Trees), along the Great Australian Bight.
Daytime temperatures around 45°C caused some sweat beads on my forehead, and hot wind at 40-50km/h shook our top heavy setup a bit.
|Endless Wheat Fields for hundreds of kilometers|
|It was in fact 146.6512km of straight, to be precise.|
|The Birthday Baby... this year it's on the road.|
|No level ground..|
|The Great Australian Bight. GPS showed 196m elevation. Note the Camper on the left.|
Deutsch: Ein ploetzliches Ende
|Airstrip for the Flying Doctors ahead...|
|This is the actual aircraft run way.|
Der 1664km lange Highway fuehrt durch die baumlose Nullarbor Plain (Latein Null-Arbor = Kein Baum) am Great Australian Bight (Suedkueste) entlang
Der Eyre Highway war der bemerkenswerteste Teil der Reise. Es ist eine
lange Straße, die von Northman in
Western Australia nach Port Augusta
in Südaustralien führt.
|Apostle Birds are the cutest things in the outback!|
They always want to communicate and show off
whenever they catch a grasshopper or a moth.
|Next round about 1164km and only 3643km left to travel.|
|Finally sand dunes on the horizon!! Still 45°C and windy.|
|Yes, I know!|
|'Double Story Tree'... as we called them.|
|Outback Toilet Humor|