Kalgoorlie Superpit – First stop was the Superpit Lookout on the outskirts of Kalgoorlie, this never ceases to amaze me. The scale is so big that the monstrous trucks used to haul the ore out of the pit look like toys.
Now for the long drive to the WA/SA Border, I wasn’t exactly sure where I was going to stop for fuel or spend the night, just got going and stopped when I felt tired. I can travel 600 km with another 100 km in reserve if necessary but I try to stop at least once every four hours. First stop was Balladonia, next Madura Pass and finally the WA/SA Border Village where I spent the night. I had to apply for a visa to enter South Australia giving them details of where I was coming from and where I had been in the past two weeks and I was told to keep the permit with me at all times. But when I arrived at the border there was no one there and a sign that said “No need to stop” hahaha.
From the Border Village I drove to Ceduna where I camped for three nights while I made enquiries about the tracks I had planned to travel on. Due to heavy rain 125mm in the Simpson Desert area all roads in the area were closed and would not be open for some time, Googs Track was open but it was on the way to the Simpson so no point in travelling in that direction. Therefore I decided to keep following the coast and after I reached the top end come back down to the middle, the weather in winter would also be cooler in the desert.