A rough road to Peak Charles
By Judy Evans
July 26, 2018 4:12am CST
We have free-camped for three nights and now we’re parked up in Esperance in the south-east of Western Australia. As we have driven across the Nullarbor Plain from the eastern states, we have been out of range so have had no telephone and no internet. Now we’re busy powering up our camera batteries, etc. We had an interesting day yesterday. We planned to head west from the main highway to get to Peak Charles [651 metres (2,136 ft)] which is the third highest monolith in Australia, after Mount Augustus and Uluru. However we turned off too early onto a VERY rough track. We battled on for some distance then parked the caravan by a salt lake and went on in the car. When we opened the caravan door we were faced with quite a mess. All the herb bottles had jumped out of their racks and one had broken. Three small jars in the fridge-door compartment had all managed to unscrew their lids which were sitting in the shelves nowhere near their respective bottles and the capers had upended themselves in the shelf. The fire extinguisher had detached itself from its fastening but luckily hadn’t turned itself on. However we drove on to Peak Charles and cleaned up the mess when we got back. We spent a very pleasant evening by the salt lake. This morning we went on very slowly to the road we should have taken in the first place. But all is well now.
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• Gainesville, Florida
Good or bad, you have been having some amazing experiences during your travels, all of which will make for great memories! I can only dream about taking a long cross-country journey across the US, so pat yourself on the back for actually doing such a fun trip! As I told you before, I love reading about all your adventures, because I can live vicariously through you! haha
• Gainesville, Florida
@JudyEv I'm so happy to hear that you made it back home safely after your long adventure! isn't it great that you were able to take so many myLotters along the journey with you! I'm sure you were very excited to share your travels with so many of your friends!
• Bunbury, Australia
@moffittjc It was nice to think people were really interested and I guess some of the interest is because Australia is a bit different to their own country. I took photos of all sorts of things that would have no interest whatsoever for many of my fellow countrymen but I knew - or thought - myLotters would be intrigued.
Wow, that sounds like your having a wonderful moment with your family. I also love that thing to experience someday if hubby have enough time for us to stay. Now, he's very busy with his work. A lot of job need to prioritize and finish.