We woke to a bright sunny day and packed up and left Nuttbush Retreat by 9.00 am. I finished my tablets from Broken Hill yesterday so I was feeling pretty good and we decided to take advantage of [hopefully] quieter roads on a public holiday and travel a bit further than usual.
We drove west along the Eyre Highway past Iron Knob and on through Lake Gillies Conservation Park.
Our first stop was at Kimba which is a very welcoming, clean town. Kimba has an eight metre giant Galah and signs everywhere remind travellers that they are half way across Australia. We enjoyed our coffee and shared a snack from the bakery while talking to some other travellers who had stopped next to us. We also re-fuelled in Kimba. This is the first time since Peterborough. We are glad we had the long range fuel tank installed and very happy with our fuel efficiency at this stage of our journey.
The day continued to warm up to 24 degrees and by lunchtime we were down to t-shirts. We stopped at Wudinna East Rest Area for a quick lunch and a stretch. Then on to Poochera Rest Area for another break and stretch and on to Puntabie East Rest area for another break and stretch before we finally arrived at Shelly Beach Caravan Park in Ceduna.
It has been a long day and we travelled 447 kms. This is a great spot and we wandered down to the beach to watch the sunset. It will be an early night tonight and we plan to stay a couple of days to enjoy this great find.