Crossing the Nullabour: Day 10

Penong to Wirrulla Sunday March 31st, 2019

We were the last to leave the caravan park this morning, but did get away at 10:00, normal checkout time. We had a bit of light rain in the night and it’s been mostly cloudy today, with some patchy rain.

We went through the quarantine check just before Ceduna with nothing to declare. The officer wanted me to put my step out for him, but I pointed out that it was a manual step, not electronic and he gave up on doing an inspection citing his bad back. We drove into town, checking at the first service station re getting our gas bottle filled. Apparently there was a place on the way out of town, so we did our shopping and had morning tea at the pub on the foreshore.

The place for gas refills is called Mo Gas, a full service station. It took a little while, but they were very pleasant and the refill was quite cheap.

We stopped at a rest area for lunch and arrived at Wirrulla at around 4:00 pm. We had been hoping for one of the four power outlets provided for travellers, but were sadly out of luck. We found a level spot on the dirt and decided to be happy that we have flushing toilets, at least. We had chicken patties and salad for tea. So lovely to have salads again.

As it is Sunday we contacted Matt on FaceTime. We congratulated Matt and Ashish on a very successful pop up bar on Thursday. 57 orders of curry meals. Matt gets to press the button at the end of the session, which takes his mind off any sadness he might be feeling. Staff said he is well and eating lots.

We watched some TV over the very good internet we have in this town. We can run the AppleTV and our TV on the 12volt system via the inverter even though the compressor fridge is also using some power. With gas for cooking and heating hot water we are very comfortable.

Two years ago when we were here we posted photos of the town dock, the locals felt a bit left out because so many towns around have a dock. Even though they don’t have any water they still wanted their own dock.

Continuing with the nautical theme, this wood box is a little boat.

As we walked along a side street we noticed a young woman with a baby in a remote controlled kiddie car. A very happy baby and mum in full control. The streets are very quiet here.


Our overnight spot away from the power points where the caravans are clustered.

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