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Day 121 - Monday 3 September 2012

Banka Banka to Devils Marbles

Banka Banka now has a dump point so we made use of it before we left for the Devils Marbles at about 8:00 am.

A fading moon at sunrise

A fading moon at sunrise

We stopped for fuel, bread and milk at the roadhouse, and the Weekend Australian from the newsagent in Tennant Creek. We wanted to get to the Devils Marbles early, about 220 kms from Banka Banka, to ensure a good camp site so we passed every caravan that we saw going our way and arrived at 11:00 am to find the camp grounds empty, apart from the resident dingo sleeping under a tree.

After paying our camp fee of $6.60 for the night we set up camp on a good site with trees on both sides for privacy and with its own fire place. As generators are not allowed in the camp site we did not bother with the satellite dish or the TV.

We were the first to arrive at the Devils Marbles

We were the first to arrive at the Devils Marbles

Marbles

Marbles

More Marbles

More Marbles

The resident dingo snoozing in the shade

The resident dingo snoozing in the shade

The nice clean roof of our van

The nice clean roof of our van

Our camp site

Our camp site

We had a wander around the camp ground and were talking to a couple who have been on the road for ten years. He was a motor mechanic and she works for Woollies on a regular basis and they are on their way back to Mission Beach in Queensland to work for 12 months.Di says that she could not travel for more than 5 months in a van. We are looking forward to seeing our daughters in Melbourne and Hobart, and our grand-children. The garden will soon be looking beautiful and Di is looking forward to seeing it and getting into it.

We unloaded all of our wood that we had started collecting on the Nullarbor and added to in WA for a camp fire. The wood was nice and dry as we had had no rain since Geraldton on the 25th of June and it had been baking in the 30+ degree heat ever since. After having steak and salad cooked on the barbeque we spent a nice relaxing evening in front of the camp fire.

Our camp fire extra dry wood

Our camp fire extra dry wood

Someone doing handstands on the Marbles

Someone doing handstands on the Marbles

Nearly ready to light the fire

Nearly ready to light the fire

Sunrise at the Marbles

Sunrise at the Marbles

More Marbles at sunrise

More Marbles at sunrise

Di enjoying breakfast with a mouthful of muesli

Di enjoying breakfast with a mouthful of muesli

Posted by TwoAces 01:04

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