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