I like Western Australia. Already I have met four lovely young WA ladies, ( even though all four of them were leaving the state), the sun has been shining, the wind has been kind, the hard shoulder is a metre wide, and the scenery is varied. A fantastic day for riding. Very chilly on the fingers and toes first thing, but clear blue skies, and little or no wind.
Last night we had cooked up all our vege, mostly in foil on the fire, but I still had to eat two bananas for breakfast, and an orange at the border. Once again, no fruit, veges, wood, dirt or honey can be taken west of here. I was stopped at the border, and my bags searched....very nicely.
Then a couple of young things, heading east to teach diving, posed with me for a photo. I was in WA. It's amazing how the scenery changed. Within 12km I had a significant downhill, and then all day, an escarpment on my right. Also lots of animal sign, and significantly more bird life.
Suddenly I feel as if I'm reaching the end of this first leg. Mundrabilla is supposedly the mid point of the Nullabor road, and even though there are still 1400km until Albany and Juliet, I feel as if it's all down hill from here. Exciting times.
For the first time I arrive at a potential campsite before the support crew. Rayma and Greg have stopped for a shower at Mundrabilla Roadhouse. They support what all the blogs have been saying. The staff at Mundrabilla are the friendliest, and most helpful of all the roadhouses we have stopped at so far.
Tonight I got to talk to Juliet. Seems she has been really busy at work..... and missing me as much as I'm missing her. Can't wait for her to join me in about three weeks. Just need to cycle the 1330km to meet her.