Waking up in Baladonia, just 36km away was the longest straight road in Australia, a mind numbing 146km (90 miles), but mercifully a cool temperature with overcast clouds (after a small thunderstorm the night before).
Doing the same road at the same time, a Belgium and Italian girl driving slower than us joined us at numerous points of the day.
We all decided to stop for some beach time after entering the Nullabor plains and found a very nice one just off the road at a fuel stop (required a further 4km drive and 1km walk over sandy dunes) however it was worth it.
After that we had some van temperature soup and topped the van up with oil as it was running a bit low, and it was good to go some more. There seemed a lot of dead kangaroo’s today, probably because we was closer to the center of Australia rather than driving a coastal route.
We originally decided to end the day at Eucla, already passing one time zone, at dusk but as the euro girls continued we followed suit, a further 60km of night driving later and crossing the Western Australia/Southern Australia border (the 2nd time zone crossed in a day), we arrived at Yalata in the middle of Aboriginal land. The Belgium girl was insistant on continuing and me and Alex decided to call it a night there as we weren’t in such a hurry or keen on driving at night through kangaroo territory.
Alive: 0 Dead: 92