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Day 20 - Friday 25 May 2012

Ceduna to Bunda Cliffs Scenic Lookout

A longish drive of 407 kms today. The weather remained windy and showery.

Head of the Bight looking west

Head of the Bight looking west

Roadsign at Penong before we start across the Nullarbor

Roadsign at Penong before we start across the Nullarbor

Eastern end of the Nullarbor Plain

Eastern end of the Nullarbor Plain

We drove in to the Head of the Bight to look for whales - however no whales today. We were a little early for the whale watching season which lasts from May to September with numbers peaking in August when up to 70 whales have been recorded within sight of the viewing platform. The Southern Right Whales migrate to the Head of the Bight each year to mate before returning to the Antarctic.

Sand Dunes to the East of the Head of the Bight

Sand Dunes to the East of the Head of the Bight

Head of the Bight looking west

Head of the Bight looking west

Cliffs below the Head of the Bight Lookout

Cliffs below the Head of the Bight Lookout

Looking east from the Head of the Bight

Looking east from the Head of the Bight

Cliffs at the Head of the Bight

Cliffs at the Head of the Bight

Skull of a juvenile Hump Back Whale washed up in 2009

Skull of a juvenile Hump Back Whale washed up in 2009

Head of the Bight Information Centre

Head of the Bight Information Centre

The Head of the Bight Information Centre is located on aboriginal land and is operated by the Yalata aboriginal people.

A storm passing the Head of the Bight

A storm passing the Head of the Bight

From the Head of the Bight we continued on the the Bunda Cliffs Scenic Lookout. While the signs warned of Camels, Wombats and Kangaroos we saw no camels, only a few road kill kangaroos, but a great many dead wombats on the side of the road. No doubt being slower they are easy prey for the road trains during the night.

Watch out for the livestock

Watch out for the livestock

When we got to the Bunda Cliffs Scenic Lookout we set up camp for the night with 2 West Australian couples, one couple were heading east while the other were heading home to the West. It was our first night of free camping.

Camped at Bunda Ciffs Scenic Lookout

Camped at Bunda Ciffs Scenic Lookout

Bunda Cliffs looking west

Bunda Cliffs looking west

Posted by TwoAces 05:21

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