Kath's Nullarbor adventure

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by spaghettilegs, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. spaghettilegs

    spaghettilegs Adventurer

    Joined:
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    Oddometer:
    32
    Location:
    Albury/Wodonga area, Australia
    Wave rock; I thought this was just going to be a rock which looks like a wave and not much else. But this rock is huge and there is a nice walk you can do which takes you around the salt lakes as well.



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    York and a day of rest. I was running well ahead of schedule so I decided to have a rest day in York before heading into Perth. The road in was nice and not overly busy. I was in the habit of saying hello to every car that went passed and it didn’t take long to realise they weren’t going to say hello back. I kept waving though! York is a very nice little town.


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    Saw this in the motor museum and thought Rob and I could travel the Nullarbor together in it. But he wasn’t keen.


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    So I found a compromise….


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    The day to ride into the big city had arrived and I didn’t take to many snaps this day. The road got very busy and I got lost. It was such a great feeling arriving in Perth and when I finally found my friend’s house it was a wonderful feeling to peel of the layers of bike gear and stretch the legs.
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  2. spaghettilegs

    spaghettilegs Adventurer

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2008
    Oddometer:
    32
    Location:
    Albury/Wodonga area, Australia
    After a day off the bike I was ready for a little day trip. I headed north to see the Pinnacles. A new road has opened up which follows the coast and is a little quieter then the main highway. The weather wasn’t great but the ride was lovely. The road is in great condition and there are a few little turns off you can take into coastal towns. I didn’t do too much exploring because I didn’t have lots of time. When I arrived at the Pinnacles National Park, the young lady at the front asked about my stickers and I explained I was raising money and introduced her to Navigator. She didn’t feel right taking my entry fee so let us in for free. Once again I am amazed and touched by people’s kindness!



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    Navigator was a little naughty and climbed on the Pinnacles even though the signs say not too!


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    I was having lots of fun riding on the sand road they have created around the Pinnacles. It was good fun having the bike unloaded and able to slip and slide through the soft sand.



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    After this ride, Sherpa was parked up and I did some sight-seeing around the city, Rottenest Island and enjoyed catching up with my friend.


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    I hope you have enjoyed reading my ride report and traveling with me along the way. It was such a wonderful trip and I would do it again in a second. Thanks for the tips and suggestions along the way. It is true when people say you’re never really alone when you travel the Nullarbor. It might be time to start planning another trip I think!
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  3. egret

    egret noob

    Joined:
    May 26, 2008
    Oddometer:
    361
    Location:
    Perth , WA
    Very nice piccies , especially the new ones with whales and Pinnacles ! What was the mileage in the outback if you remember ? The return trip was on bike or by other means ?
    Thank you again,
    -zie egret .
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  4. spaghettilegs

    spaghettilegs Adventurer

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2008
    Oddometer:
    32
    Location:
    Albury/Wodonga area, Australia
    Thanks, I was able to get some great shots with my camera as apposed to using my phone. The Pinnacles were great and I couldn't believe how many there were! Over the whole trip I covered 3,643 km, my biggest solo trip to date. I flew home and I am having the bike freighted home. Unfortunately I had to get home for work, so it was a one way trip. But a very memorable one! :rofl
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