Road trip on Pause

We are currently in crazy Sydney catching up with family and friends. Since my last post we finished off our travels in WA and made our way to South Australia for a brief visit.

For our last part of WA we visited the beautiful Esperance, which had several national parks as highlights. Rather than missing out again because of the dogs we organised to swap a day of dog sitting with a fellow traveller. We looked after Victoria’s dogs for the day in return for her looking after our two dogs the previous day so we all got to enjoy the beauty of the Cape Le Grand National Park. The weather was in our favour to finally use the drone again. We saw a the resident kangaroos at Lucky Bay and a few of the other picturesque beaches in the national park and around Esperance.

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And now I have left it so long To write this that I can’t remember where was next 🙄.

But eventually we ended up heading east along the Nullarbor. Did you know there is an 18 hole cold course that runs along the Nullarbor? You can start at either end and make your way along the various holes at truck stops and small towns along the way. We didn’t play any golf, but it is certainly in the back of my mind for next time ⛳️.

The Nullarbor, while most people will be quick to tell you how long it is (which is true) or how boring it is, was really one of our favourite parts of our whole trip. Some of the cliffs along the Great Australian Bight area were unbelievably stunning. One night we had a camp spot on the edge of the bight, completely to ourselves.

We spent three nights along the Nullarbor and each camp was so different, each place was a free camp, one was a bush setting, one was behind some sand dunes and the final one of favourite on the cliffs.

We spent some time in Ceduna, and Port Lincoln before quickly visiting Adelaide.

Here we visited a whaling station, and a short drive to Coffin Bay so Joey could sample some of the famous oysters. In Adelaide we enjoyed our day at the 4wd and camping show and I went a saw a T20 cricket match and climbed up on the roof of the grandstand at Adelaide Oval. We visited McLaren Vale and enjoyed another wine region.

After Adelaide we had a pretty quick drive back to NSW, with a stop to visit a friend of Joey’s in Griffith, then onto Joey’s brothers place in the Southern Highlands for the weekend before making it back to Sydney. Where we have been visiting family and friends (spare bedroom surfing) for the past 6 weeks. Counting down til Christmas and then to our move back to Queensland. While the road trip is on a pause for the moment we are looking forward to our next adventure and we have had the most amazing time, visiting some wonderful places, ticking things off our bucket lists and covering lots of our country.

#seeyouontheroad

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