Thursday 10th August - Eucla to Streaky Bay SA.
We fuelled up and left Eucla under brilliant blue skies. Still windy and only 9 deg though. 1st stop was at the WA/SA border for a few photos. Then back on the road towards Nullarbor Roadhouse.
It's great to be free of the WA towing speed limit of 100kph. Now cruising along at 115kph. It was also good to see that the road kill had reduced to only a few lizards and one bird. Not thousands of kangaroos like yesterday's leg to Eucla. I guess it is a snapshot of the wildlife in the area. We stopped at one of the roadside lookouts over the Great Australian Bight and Hilaire spotted a couple of whales frolicking a few hundred meters off shore. I think they were Southern Wright whales.
After a refuel and some tucker at Nullarbor, and another time change, we continued further east past Nundaroo Roadhouse and then stopped at Penong. I was expecting another roadhouse, but was surprised to find a little town with some interesting stuff. After a comfort stop at the servo, we checked out the windmill display and museum. They have the largest windmill in Australia there. A Comet 35ft mill, originally from Glendambo in the north of SA, it has been relocated to Penong and displayed with many other antique windmills. A great display.
Back on the road for only 69 kms to Ceduna, where Hilaire and I decided to stay for the night. Sadly, my touring companion, Andrew decided he needed to get to Streaky Bay today. The PAC touring party is now officially split up. We said goodbye to Andrew and wished him safe riding. Then we went into Ceduna to find accommodation. We ended upgrading to a 4star hotel overlooking the bay. Bit classy, but why not? An upper level room with ocean views for $185/nt. incl breakfast. Dinner in the bistro was also great.
An early night as we are heading for Port Lincoln tomorrow.
520 kms for the day in very windy conditions. H screamed when one gust blew us a couple of meters sideways.
P.S. Andrew made it to Streaky Bay in wet and windy conditions.