Crossing the Nullabor, Kalgoorlie to Fraser Range Station

The next day we headed off, initially south to Kambalda on Alternate Highway 94, on to Norseman then east on National Highway 1 for a further 100 kms. We left the caravan park in Kalgoorlie about 8:45. We took a short break at Kambalda. This allowed me time to complete the third hole of the Nullabor Links course, which was the first hole at Kambalda Golf Course. This was one of many holes in which they advised golfers to tee up for every shot except putts. Given the fairway was gravel it was good advice. The green was a tar and sand one, a first for me.After a few too many shots we were back in the car and continued heading south. The terrain was really flat and plant life was sparce.We did have the odd bend or up and down section in the road. Eucalypts were the predominant vegetation when we did see trees.Approaching Norseman we did cross Lake Cowan.After a short stop for morning tea in Norseman we drove out to the golf course. Norseman hosted the next two holes of the Nullabor Links. Again the fairways were gravel but here we had fake grass tees and greens.Now we continued mostly eastwards on National highway 1. The next hole on the Nullabor Links was at Fraser Range Station. As we hadn’t stayed on a Station for about a month we thought it would a good place to break our journey for the day. After finding a powered site we set up the ‘van and ate a late lunch. Then we headed to the one golf hole hosted by Fraser Range. It was a par 3. Even though I played a good first shot I was a bit short of the green. So I had to chip onto the green. After landing on the fake grass green it took me two putts sadly.

Dotted around the home paddock area there were quite a few old vehicles and bits of old farm machinery. We took a stroll to check them out.

Look what was at the rear of this one.

The sign on this one told a story in itself. About 5:00pm we joined a number of others around a campfire for ‘sundowners’ drinks. It was an enjoyable way to finish the day before we retired to our caravan for dinner and a quiet evening reading our books. 
You can read about the next part of our journey as we commence crossing the Nullabor Plain in my next post.

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