It was was a short few hundred kilometres ride north from Esperence to Norseman.
Norseman is the Western Australian town at the start of the 1400 km stretch of road across the arid south of Australia commonly called the Nullabor crossing.
Basically between Norseman and Ceduna in South Australia there is little more than conveniently spaced road houses.
There was a storm brewing across the wheat fields so I stopped a couple of nights at the Norseman Pub for the weather to clear.
The pub is welcoming and the town though small has some examples. My room opened up onto the balcony where I could brew my morning coffee.
The road in places runs close to the cliffs of the Great Australian Bight. The cliffs are certainly a feature of the crossing.
In the Australian winter months the Bight is a breading ground for Southern Right Whales. Unfortunately by the time I got here they were on their massive migration b ack to Antarctica for summer.
There were a was a stop at a roadhouse and at the little village of Penong on the crossing
Penong has an amazing windmill collection including the biggest in the country. These were used mainly for pumping water out of bores in this big dry land.
And now I’ve stopped in the lovely coastal village of Streaky Bay. I’m having a beer with a view.
And have a beautiful camping site on the beach under the shade of a big old Silky Oak tree.
I’m on the last bit back to Melbourne and on my next leg I will cross the route I took heading north into the Flinders Ranges back in March. Nearly 8 months ago having covered 26,000km.
There is still 1500 km to go so I hope I’m not too early in paying a little tribute to the Stienbock the BMW adventure bike that has gobbled up the miles and the challenges over these many months.
But the Streaky Bay jetty was a perfect spot to pose infringement of the sunset and under the stars.