Tag Archives: Nullarbor

Postcards – travelling West to East…Part two

Abandoned farm kitchen in the West Australian wheat belt © Rob Walls 2011

Salt mine at Lake Deborah, Western Australia © Rob Walls 2011

Truck driving sunrise, Nullarbor Roadhouse June 1, 2011 © Rob Walls 2011

Roadside shrine, Nullarbor Plain © Rob Walls 2011

My last campsite for this trip © Rob Walls 2011

Did it never occur to the signwriter, why "Shielas" required a grocer's apostrophe and "Blokes" not? Toilets at the Iron Knob Motel © Rob Walls 2011

Hitman? Probably a lucrative sideline for the butcher at Crystal Brook, SA © Rob Walls 2011

This puzzled me for nearly 1,000km. When I got to where I could get a broadband signal I looked it up. Means creeping over the speed limit © Rob Walls 2011

Racing my shadow home © Rob Walls 2011

PART ONE here

EAST TO WEST ON HIGHWAY ONE

EAST TO WEST Part tw0

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More postcards from Highway One…

The claim that this is the last shop for 1000km is probably true but you can buy provisions at a number of roadhouses across the 1200km of the Nullarbor. General store, Penong, Nullarabor Plain © Rob Walls 2011

Several stretches of the highway are widened to allow the Royal Flying Doctor Service air ambulances to use the road as an airstrip. © Rob Walls 2011

A salt pan near Fowlers Bay. I harvested some of this sea salt and used it in my camp cooking. © Rob Walls 2011

I just couldn't get over the jaw dropping distances you can see as you are driving. © Rob Walls 2011

A refrigerator doing sterling service as a mailbox © Rob Walls 2011

A more conventional oil drum mail box near Jerramungup, WA © Rob Walls 2011

A sheep farmer's warning to dingoes, Western Australia © Rob Walls 2011

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Continental crossing…some postcards from Highway 1

The jetty at Ceduna, South Australia the starting point for crossing the Nullarbor      © Rob Walls 2011

The journey begins © Rob Walls 2011

In 1200 kilometres I saw no camels, no wombats and only road kill kangaroos © Rob Walls 2011

Road train driver Faye Francis-Lewis in front of her rig with her dog Mr Twobow. With her husband Warren as co-driver,  she was driving 75 tonnes of refrigerated tomatoes from Perth to Adelaide. © Rob Walls 2011

A broken trailer axle and the belongings of someone moving their home to the east are scattered along the highway © Rob Walls 2011

Like a Roman ruin in North Africa the remnants of the old Eucla Telegraph Station are swallowed up by the sand © Rob Walls 2011

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