Tag Archives: Gunbarrel Highway

Traffic and Tourists

Wednesday 10 left our camp on the Heather Highway to meet up with the Great Central Road and then head east until “make camp time”. We normally like to start early and make camp early so that we can have … Continue reading

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We exit the Gunbarrel

Left camp around 7AM Tuesday morning. We travel slower than Bob and Heather so have found it preferable to get underway earlier. There was only around 70 kilometres to go on the Gunbarrel before we exit on to the Heather … Continue reading

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Slow going

Left Geraldton Bore early Monday morning. The country we are now travelling in is varied but predominantly open spinifex plains with small mountains and ridges. The track varies from deep sand to rock, with lots of washaways that require careful … Continue reading

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East of Carnegie

Saturday morning filled up with fuel at Carnegie Station. You can understand why It costs $2.50 per litre as it comes by road train over a thousand kilometres from Geraldton. Carnegie Station is for sale so if you have a … Continue reading

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Swimming and Fishing

Today after completing their northing the expedition reached the 22nd Latitude. This has been an amazing feat of Navigation using only two primitive GPS receivers and a suitcase full of maps to assist their travels. The weather has changed and … Continue reading

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Kalgoorlie

Fuelled up at Norseman before heading the last couple of hundred kilometres to Kalgoorlie. Not much to recommend about Norseman except it is the western entrance to the Nullarbor and fuel is once again a “reasonable” price. The overriding impression … Continue reading

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