Friday, June 08, 2018

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

THE BIG TRIP: PERTH TO CAIRNS AND RETURN

Packing the car at dawn at the motel in Coolgardie 

after our first night away.


WE ARE HEADING OUT...looking at some corners of Australia after we endured a series of health issues for more than six months. Now that things are looking up, we are off to explore...

Glowing gold-burnished Eucalypt trees near Norseman

Lake Cowan -- mostly dry and salt...

At Eyre, looking at the great Southern Ocean. It was cold and windy!

Bunda Cliffs, Head of the Great Australian Bight, where the female Right Whales come in from the Antarctic to give birth once every 3 years or so...


(And before you ask, they are called Right Whales because they were considered the "right" whales to hunt because they swam slowly and floated when killed. As a consequence they were once hunted to the edge of extinction)
And if you look carefully you will see the female Right Whale centre right.                      Ok, so it looked better through binoculars!!     

For non-Australians -- we have headed from the west coast of Australia in a more of less south-eastly direction, ending up on the coast of the Southern Ocean as we cross the Nullabor Plains from our state (Western Australia) into South Australia. We are now 2,000 kms away from home (1,250 miles). We have been travelling 3 days.