Ok so after a couple of awesome days in Bremer Bay we headed on to Esperance hoping it would be much the same, but it wasn't. There were alot of unemployed bogans and indigenous folk around town. So we did a some shopping and decided to head out to Cape Le Grand national park to spend the night. We stayed at the camp site at Lucky Bay, which was nice but the beach had alot of weed on it and was pretty average.
The next day we were excited to do our first bit of 4wding out to Isralite Bay and were on the road by 9am. It was about 60km of 4x4 only track from the last sealed road to the bay. This was pretty rough going with it being 41 degrees outside and took us about an hour and a half getting to Isralite at about midday. Then to make matters worse the bay was absolute rubbish! The beach was 3 metres wide and covered in sea weed, and the camping area was just dirty black sand with a few trees around. We quickly decided that we were not staying the night and would try to cut up through to bush toward Balladonia.
We figured it was about a 180km trip north to Balladonia, so we might spend the night at a camp site at Mt Rugged about half way up depending on time. Unfortunately for us the track was horrendous most of the way to Mt Rugged, sometime we were only able to do about 10km/h. We got to Mt Rugged and thought we would keep going to see how far we could get. The track slowly got better and we managed to do about 40km/h or sometimes more for most of it and made it to Balladonia by about 6:30pm.
Balladonia was the start of our journey across the Nullarbor and we managed to drive about 800km to Nundroo the next day. I also got to complete one of my goals in life, to listen to Paul Kelly's Greatest Hits - Songs From The South, Volumes 1&2. No better way to cross the Nullarbor in my opinion.
Today we drove from Nundroo to a nice caravan park in Streaky Bay and plan to spend a few days here. It looks like there are a couple of surf beaches around, so hopefully we will get a paddle if this bloody wind will piss off!