24 Nov National Parks and the Nullarbor
The last month has seen us explore the W.A. south coast, cross the Nullarbor and drive the west and east coast of the Eyre Peninsula. We had to make a detour to Lake Grace W.A. to get the van inspected for renewal of registration – that was a 360 klm round trip but had to be done as there were no other inspection stations on our route.
Some of the beautiful places we have stayed since leaving Bremer Bay are Munglinup Beach west of Esperance.
Cape Arid east of Esperance – we only stayed 1 night as there was no beach access due to erosion during the winter storms.
Cape Le Grand beach, with trips to Rossiter Bay, Lucky Bay, Thistle Cove and Hellfire Bay. We also walked from Thistle Cove to Lucky Bay and back, and Hellfire Bay to Little Hellfire and back, finding geocaches on both walks.
Then we crossed the Nullarbor staying at free camps along the way. The best was Carlbeencabba rest area where we camped well off the road on our own for 2 nights waiting for an easterly wind to die down. It was very peaceful and quiet.
After re-stocking at Ceduna we went to Haslam for a night, then to Lincoln National Park for 4 nights to relax and stretch the legs after so much time in the car. The weather was quite good and we enjoyed tripping around the park, including the hike up Stamford Hill to the Flinders memorial – and to find a geocache.
From there we went to Tumby Bay RV stop and then to Lipson Cove camp ground which was windy but beautiful. We finally got the rods out and tried beach fishing with no luck at all.
We are now in Whyalla overnight after re-stocking the food stores and will leave tomorrow to start heading towards Adelaide. Spring is almost over but the weather is still quite cool so far, with an occasional hot day to remind us that summer will be here soon.