June 29, 2013

Distance today = 50.42 km; Total distance = 22,307.17 km; Location = Balladonia (40 km east of) – 32 26.902’ S, 124 00.007′ E; Start time = 0753, Finish time = 1602


Carmel has invented a great way to prevent the crows from eating my food drops – she builds a circular wall of rocks, puts the food and drink in it, then finds a bigger rock to put on top as a roof. It works beautifully.

It was another day of perfect weather. There was not a cloud in the sky, and I mean not the faintest hint of a cloud, anywhere at any time, the whole day. I’m feeling very lucky at the moment.

I reached the beginning of the second longest stretch of straight road in the world. I now have only 140 km before I get to the next curve.

Our good friends, Guen and Jeff and Annie and Michael, arrived this afternoon. The girls will be heading off tomorrow, to take the car back to Julie in Perth. The guys will now be travelling with us with the caravan until Adelaide.

It should be a great odyssey, and we really appreciate what they’re doing for us. Stay tuned for some interesting tales over the coming weeks. We are currently enjoying our first time together in six months, snuggled around a camp fire.