We are on the road least travelled. Very few caravans and in fact other than road trains with 3 or 4 dogs there is nothing much else on the road. Most trains are 4dogs and lord only know what is in them all as they sound like a jet rumbling along. They go all night so quiet camp sites are athing of the past.
Sitting having happy hour one night and we see this jumbo take off in the middle of no where. Obviously a fly in fly out charter to amine but it was so funny in the middle of no where to see it come in and 60 minutes later takeoff again and head forperth.
In Menzies funny little town with 51 residents. There is a salt Lake - Lake Ballard nearby which has 51 cast iron staues on it. representing every inhabitant of the town. Interesting !!!! It has all these arty sculptures around town and it is spick and span. Only Mrs M and I in the main drag today, Not another human in sight.
Rushed home for happy hour, sad isn't it that it is the highlight of the day, especially when Mr B was up at 6.00am and we left camp at 7.45 to get to Menzies by 1.30pm. ticked that box - ready before Mitchell tours. Had our second campfire of the trip last night. Mr B says it will be the last until dec when we go down the Coorong. Had the last 2 nights free camping so needed a shower today to get rid of the red dirt..
Since leaving Karijini we have been on the go and out of range of phone and data. Did Newman and went on tour to the BHP Billiton Mine Mt Whaleback. the largest iron ore mine in Aust. Huge big hole in the ground, employs 1,000 people per shift and 2 shifts a day. Very interesting. Boys stuff.
Lunch at Leonora an old mining town, another big hole in the ground. Cannot believe the number of mine sites we have passed on this road. Been drving 2 days solid heading for Kalgoorlie to get the truck serviced. Done 10,000 km already this trip, so it needs and oil change.
Mr B quote of the night after a few red's.
Trip priorities 1. Fuel, 2. Food 3. Wine 4. Water, 5. Quiet Camping spot with grass.