Moving on

We are now at Caiguna which is about 375 k along the Eyre Hwy east of Norseman. A couple of nights were spent at Fraser Range Station, not doing a lot. Apart from resuming the golf and  playing another hole in the Nullarbor Golf Links course. There will be a separate golf report after a few more holes have been completed. Also sat around and looked out at the hills surrounding the Station facilities. The station was the first sheep property established on the Nullarbor back in the late 1800s.  Homealone filled in the time doing cross stitch and to break the pattern did some washing .

The hills around Fraser Range Station

The hills around Fraser Range Station

Homealone busy on the cross stitch

Homealone busy on the cross stitch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While at Fraser Range we celebrated Oktoberfest in fine style with a ‘Love Boat’ each, parcels of filet steak with some sort of mustard sauce sprinkled with cheese.  Obtained from the butcher in Esperance. They were slowly baked in the weber for about half an hour. The traditional pork/veal knuckles wouldn’t have fitted. We were also thinking at this time of Tony Watt and the rest of his gang at Oktoberfest in Brisbane.

Allthego enjoying a 'Love Boat'

Allthego enjoying a ‘Love Boat’

One of the old stone cottages from the 1800s

One of the old stone cottages from the 1800s.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This sheep hangs out with 2 goats, I think it thinks its a goat. Likes to be patted too.

This sheep hangs out with 2 goats, I think it thinks it’s a goat. Likes to be patted too.

The 2 goats

The 2 goats

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After leaving Fraser Range we headed off down the Eyre to  the Balladonia Road House for another golf hole and to check out the museum there. It houses some parts from the NASA Sky Lab which came back to earth in these parts with a bang in 1979. There is not much else at Balladonia.

Sky Lab

Sky Lab

Part of the Sky Lab

Part of the Sky Lab

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apart from another golf hole there is even less at Caiguna. Except! Near the end of the 90 mile dead straight section of road (Australia’s longest) there is a blow-hole that lets air into and out of a cave system a few metres below the surface. And 90 miles does sound better than 145 k.

On the straight stretch

On the straight stretch

At Caiguna Roadhouse

At Caiguna Roadhouse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have stopped here at Caiguna for the night and tomorrow will head for Eucla.

About allthegobro

I am a retired accountant who does a bit of consulting work from time to time. Leanne and I enjoy travelling around seeing the world and we are now going to have some fun recording our experiences in this blog

Posted on October 17, 2016, in Western Australia 2016. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Tony and Rosemary Watt

    You are looking very well sitting there with your Love Boat Allthego. We drank your health … and missed you … at Oktoberfest. We had a party of 16. Huge crowd with lots of young lasses proudly displaying their Teutonic heritage.
    Stay safe. Travel well. Hi to Homealone

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