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.
7 thoughts on “It was time to cross the continent again!”
Never too early to pay tribute to the Steinbock Mic! 26,000 km – what a feat! Loved the murals at Norseman and Streaky Bay looks beautiful. Looking forward to catching up when you get back. Remind Swanny to tell you his childhood memory of Norseman/crossing the Nullarbor! Cheers Pauline
I will certainly remind him. A few more stops till I’m back Pauline but not long.
Thanks again for sharing your trip. You have covered a lot of the places I’d planned to go. 😁👍
Well plenty of time to put that plan into action. I hope the blog inspired you.
Another great set of pictures! I especially enjoyed the ones of the cliffs/ocean. Safe travels, my friend! XOXO
Huge amount of miles, Mick! What a trip… and eight months away… Mary won’t remember what it’s like to have you home! Enjoy the last long stretches.
Awesome pics. Thanks for sharing , sir .🙏🏼😄