03.04.2013 27 °C
After Ceduna it was all go. Apart from a side trip to "The Top of The Bight" it was just overnight in motels until Kalgoorlie.
The TOTB was great. From the observation platforms it was pure white sand hills to the east and rugged cliffs to the west. Definitely worth the time, and cost was a mere $5 each.
We drove thru to Border Village where the accommodation was less than average and overpriced, but we were not in civilisation by any means. The room had no chairs, no table, no toaster, but at least the water was hot.
Next night we stayed in the Belladonia Motel. What a stark contrast to Border Village. It would put some south west motels to shame.
The next day we drove through to Kalgoorlie. Getting fuel in Norseman was fun. After being ripped off by BP across the Eyre I decided to go to Caltex. Having put in 6 liters the pump stopped, the out of order tags came out, because EFTPOS went down and when that happens so do the pumps. Maybe it's 2013 out there.
So we lit out for the Shell Servo to discover is was closed for renovations. So, it was back to BP after all.
Norseman is still the sleepy little town it always has been with just a little modernisation.
One surprising observation, between Kimba and Kalgoorlie, almost 2000KM we did not see any live kangaroos, and only a handful of roadkill. This to me is amazing when remembering that all previous trips they were a real hazard. We did see one very healthy young dingo and many magnificent wedge-tail eagles.
We leave Kalgoorlie, my original home town, on Friday for an overnight in Merriden, then home on Saturday.