We left the Caiguna Roadhouse this morning at 6am as planned. The day was cool (19c) and overcast. The day, in fact never warmed up beyond 23c all day with some spitting rain here and there and, in the afternoon, strong gusty winds. We covered 545km for the day and relinquished 2 1/2 hours as we crossed the border into SA. We stopped at several viewing points for the Bunda Cliffs as we travelled along the mostly straight road across the Nullarbor. We only found out today , however, that the actual Nullarbor only starts just outside the Nullarbor Roadhouse and finished about 50Km out of Ceduna.
We found that passing the large and frequent trucks travelling the other way became somewhat challenging today as the strong and turbulent gusts we experience each time we passed a truck caused us to battle to maintain control of the bikes. We can only put this down to the cumulative effect of the strong headwind as we had not previously experience this.
We arrived at the Nullarbor Roadhouse about 5pm and were warned that they were expecting 90km winds tonight so we secured our bikes on the concrete path immediately outside out motel rooms. We are expecting strong winds again tomorrow as we ride in to the coastal town of Ceduna prior to heading for our overnight stop at a little place called Wudinna in SA.
We adjourned to the roadhouse bar then restaurant for drinks and dinner which we all enjoyed immensely.
Bye for now