Cocklebiddy - Ceduna
23.01.2012 38 °C
All through the night we could hear mice scratching around the tent. We made an early getaway, up at first light. Packing up was interesting with mice running out from under the tent. We discovered a couple of slightly flattened mice under our groundsheet having inadvertently trodden on them when we were in the tent... Blech.
We were on the road at 6:10am (Perth time) or 6:55am (Central Western time) or 8:40am once we crossed the WA border. Quite confusing...
We had a quick stop at Madura, where we came across the oversize convoy we had kept ahead of 2 days ago. Somehow they'd got ahead of us!! They must have been traveling long hours. We had morning tea at Mundrabilla, then it was a long haul over the border and through to the Nullarbor Roadhouse.
The Nullabor Roadhouse
We had a long break here and chatted to another motorcyclist who was travelling alone and towing a trailer.
Penong was our next stop then we pressed on to Ceduna for the night. As we rode we watched the clouds develop and we could see showers ahead of us. We were hopeful of some rain but it didn't get us. After we'd set up camp at Ceduna we had dinner at the pub.
Camping for the last time!
We watched another beautiful sunset and walked out on the jetty.
It stayed hot in the tent for ages and we ended up sitting outside for quite a while.
Today's distance: 769km