Awoke to the full moon still up and a slight easterly breeze. Due to the lack of stores, breakfast was coffee and Barrie Guest’s Fig jam and toast, a real treat we had been saving for emergencies. Packed Glad after the daily maintenance and on the road again for Norseman. Smoko at Balladonia Roadhouse for a great coffee , the place is a credit to the managers; clean, neat and tidy. Past Fraser’s Range Station Stay; very neat and tidy, a good place to overnight. Now headed for Norseman.
Arrived in Norseman for late lunch; the town was closed for the public holiday and only the roadhouse was open, so very little sightseeing. Off to Coolgardie , country now dotted with salt lakes and gold mines in a woodland landscape, still pastoral country. Camped west of Coolgardie which is a lovely old town with impressive stone buildings and a great museum.
Colin and the boys are about 1 1/2 days behind and travelling faster than us. We completed about 510kms for the day, Glad cruising with the light east tail wind, throwing out a bit of oil from the rear main, and blowing out filler cap.