TITLE: Are We There Yet?
IN SHORT: Up and packing at 5am, on the road a half hour later and back to sleep. We stopped at Paraburdoo for fuel and snoozed our way to Nanutarra Roadhouse for lunch. Back on the bus I read, drank water, wrote, talked and slept. After round 2 of that sequence I woke to an ‘inland ocean’, I’d have made a great explorer – try miles of low lying shrubs on terrain flatter than flat. Thankfully we were almost in Exmouth so there was no time for any more profound mirage like discoveries.
First shower since Pardoo! With my vertical hairstyle rectified and a layer of red dust headed for the ocean, so was I; on a sunset whale watching cruise. The combination of fresh sea air, whales breaching in the Gulf and yet another stunning West Australian sunset over Cape Range made a whole day on the bus fade away with the sun.
TIP: Don’t try and read the Weekend Australian on a bus, it ended up looking like a 4 year old had just unwrapped a whole family’s Christmas presents.
TRACK: Cool Change – The Little River Band