Last accessible beach before Nullarbor cliffs

Trip Start Apr 06, 2012
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Trip End Oct 02, 2012


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Thursday, May 3, 2012

We had to drive over 15 km of corrugated road to access Fowlers Bay.  Not much fun and something we'll aim to avoid in the future.  It's just not worth taking any risks with the car on such shitty roads.  Our speed was around 25km/h.

Fowlers Bay is the last official beach access until you reach the other side of the Nullarbor.  On the SA side you have the Bunda cliffs and on the WA side you have the Baxter cliffs.  At times the cliffs reach 80 metres high.

Upon arriving the kids and I explored the sand dunes that surround much of the town.  We thought the sand dunes near Tractor Beach were impressive however we were thrilled with the dunes here.  They went on forever and had huge peaks and troughs in them.  We spent our time counting the number of steps it took to get up a peak (totally exhausting work) and then how few we could get to the bottom in (much more fun and with a hint of danger in it as we flew down the hill).  

It dropped to 8 degrees on our first night here and this is a reminder for us to continue moving to reach the warmer weather.  We didn't come on holidays to feel cold.

Bhavani decided she'd have the next day off and spend it reading and fluffing. She achieved this as the kids spent much time on the playground and I amused himself on a large map of Australia I am building with the kids.

We cooked roast chicken and roast vegies in our first camp oven meal.  We had to buy a camp oven – more of this later.  It was an absolutely delicious dinner with Jas describing it as the 'best meal so far on the trip'.  
 
The build up to crossing the Nullarbor has been great and we're excited about what the next few days bring.
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