Drive from East Perth to Creswick: Day 3 Border Village to Port Augusta

This was the longest stretch. I visited the fabulous cliffs on the edge of the continent over the Great Australian Bight, crossed the Nullarbor, and drove through Ceduna and on to the spectacular Iron Knob and to Port Augusta.

Halfway across the Nullarbor I was told by the attendant at the Nullarbor Roadhouse (where I saw and dingo trot across the road), that a major storm was forecast to hit Adelaide and the rest of South Australia. This was a bit worrying, as I was heading to meet it! I ploughed on.

The ore rock Iron Monarch at Iron Knob is like a mineral planet. As I got close I could see people working in this huge beautiful red rock. The sunset light was breathtaking. After passing here I was driving in the dark for the last hour or so, which was a little unnerving. Leon Bridges sang me in. My motel room was in the darkest corner of the lot, and quite strange. The bathroom had no door but was screened with a curtain. I ordered room service dinner, which was a nice treat after the long haul.

The Bight.

The Bight.

Morning over the Bight.

Morning over the Bight.

The Bight

The Bight

Cliffs

Cliffs

Cliffs.

Cliffs.

Looking back from Iron Knob.

Looking back from Iron Knob.

Towards Iron Knob.

Towards Iron Knob.

Towards Iron Knob.

Towards Iron Knob.

Back into the light.

Back into the light.

 

 

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