The day started off clear and bitterly cold which made for a slow start and chilled fingers as everything was re packed and loaded up.
Hit the road just before 8 am and started off with a building north easterly that pushed me on for the short 71 Kms to nullarbor. The breeze strengthened until I had a 30 km hour wind over my right shoulder – almost a tail breeze and the last 30 Kms was total joy.
Met a couple of real adventurers who have been flying around Australia in a small airplane – Thomas and Nicole . They are on the run home now finishing in Melbourne tomorrow.They managed to borrow the managers car from the roadhouse here at Nullarbor and I was very lucky to be able to get a lift with them to see the Whales. From the cliff tops we saw something like 16 or so whales lazily cruising the coast – seeming all to be heading east and usually in mother and calf pairs.
Enjoyed a lovely evening with Thomas and Nicole over dinner and early next morning checked out the fancy plane – 320 hp and think cruises at about 180 knots. Saw then off at about 9 am – taking off into strong winds – Adelaide bound for fuel then Melbourne and back to work after a great months round Aussy odessy.