We finally got back to the bitumen about 50km South of Norseman & grabbed some cheap fuel $1.49c/L & kept trucking. The roads were quiet & the cricket was on the radio so we had a pretty big day. 680km total but over 200km of that was dirt road & we camped on a roadside rest stop not far from Caiguna, only about 80km from the our first camp we did in WA on the way over. A basic set up, a couple of beers, a relax & dinner and it was early to bed to get a early start the next day. Just under 400km to the SA border.
We were up early today & hit the road just before 6.30am, the road was quiet but headwind was pretty strong & after getting some fuel at Eucla, crossed the border at 11.15am & gained 2.5 hours to take us to 1.45pm.
So with that it is time to say a farewell to Western Australia.
What can we say? We have loved our travels through WA. We entered the state on the 5th of April 2014 & left on the 12th of December 2014, taking out our few weeks in the Northern Territory, that is just under 8 months of travel throughout WA.
To start being able to do this trip has been a privilege, that took a lot of hard work & savings to achieve. Not working for this time has been amazing, our stress levels are as low as they have ever been or probably will ever be. WA you have provided us with an adventure, excitement, fun & happiness. We have been able to enjoy being alive, to love & laugh, to have freedom, to have the time to think, to explore, relax, rest & dream. Travelling through WA has been good for the soul & given us a new zest for life, the future feels bright.
You have provided vast changes in scenery, from the magnificent oceans & coastlines, beautiful gorges, intriguing desert, mountain ranges, forests & escarpments. The sheer size of the state is some thing you have to see to believe. We have seen things here that you won't see in other parts of our great country. From the most remote places to the just truly spectacular it has all been amazing.
So to WA, we loved you & thanks for having us. We will definitely be back. Most importantly you gave us the freedom to ROAM.
To our readers, thanks for tagging along on our WA journey we hope you have enjoyed it. There is still plenty more to come from us as we travel some more of SA, hopefully the VIC high country & who knows what else. Lots more recipes & product reviews to come as well.
Jess & Mat @ Red Dirt Roaming