Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Ceduna is the last major centre before heading across the Nullabor to Western Australia. I stayed here for five days while Mike travelled to Brisbane for a seminar.
I stayed at the down town caravan park so I could walk to the shops, out to the jetty to watch the people fishing. Around the foreshore they have built a wonderful 4klm walking and biking track which takes you to Thevenard. Here ships are loaded with gypsum, salt, and grain from across the west coast. These docks are also shared with a small fleet of fishing vessels.
I made a daily trip out here either on bike or walking enjoying the beauty of the bay.
Ceduna also has a rich Aboriginal community with many of their beautiful paintings and crafts on display.
Each night the sunsets were spectacular and no two were the same. I would sit outside the caravan with a champagne and watch the magic unfolding and feeling so grateful to have the opportunity to view these stunning colours dance across the sky.
Cactus Beach is about 90klms west of Ceduna and is an iconic surfing beach where surfers come from all over the world to test their skills. Just before you reach the beach you travel beside some massive sand dunes and a few salt lakes. The ocean was calm the day I visited which meant that unfortunately there were no surfers to watch.
Our next job is to fill our water tanks as we plan to free camp across the Nullabor. We will also sign up to play the Nullabor Links which is the worlds longest golf course, Ceduna to Kalgoorlie, a distance of 1365 klms. We were wondering if there would be any grass!