Early morning rise

Trip Start Mar 07, 2011
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Trip End Aug 28, 2011


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Norseman Caravan Park

Flag of Australia  , Western Australia,
Monday, March 21, 2011

We awoke to a sunny morning and after showering, having breakfast etc we were ready to hit the road again. We had not looked at the time, it was daylight and surely time to move, but on checking it was only 6.25am. Oh well good start to the final lap of the Nullarbor. Sorry to our co-campers for any noise, but if we are up so should you be too! 
After leaving our camp site we travelled from Caiguna the eastern end of the longest straight stretch of road in Australia, which runs for 146.5kms from Caiguna to Balladonia.
The road signs continually advised us to beware of camels, kangaroos, cows, and wombats but the only wildlife we saw for the entire 1001kms were 1 rabbit, 2 emus and an eagle!
We finally came to the end of the Nullarbor, a long, long drive but  a trip we really enjoyed and once again a must do.
We booked into Norseman Caravan Park which is at the end of the Eyre Highway. The story behind the town's name has become folklore. The settlement began in 1894 when a horse owned by prospector Laurie Sinclair pawed the ground and unearthed a nugget of gold. The sight proved to be a signicant reef. The horse's name was Norseman. Mining has continued and one of the guys staying in the park told me last night "Norseman is the best kept secret".
It was good to settle after a couple of days of nearly non stop driving.  As the day went on we noticed many of the "free campers" arriving and by evening the park was full.
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