Now that I have your attention - Don't be too surprised to come across all sorts of transport modes when you cross the Nullabour. It seems to be a great Aussi pasttime - Thinking up new ways to cross it. Like being the first to navigate it on rollerblades. There must be plenty of 1st's in the Guinnes Book of Records. I wish I knew about vt when we crossed it though because we passed someone running and pushing a baby pram!!! (minus baby) I had to do a double take and check out the back window just to make sure I wasn't seeing a mirage or something haha. Oh well, at least it created a humurous diversion from the tame scenery. Funny though, travelling for miles and miles of nothing then coming across that!! What'll people think up next?!!
In the old vt a long time ago, my little Sonic was moving but now HTML has been replaced by VTML and vt no longer supports GIF files :o(
Whenever travelling out on the Plains make sure that you always carry with you a reliable and strong insect and mosquito repellant...Here you have thousands of annoying flies in the daytime and nasty mosquitos at nightime.
.So, always use a good repellant...Although the flies are annoying it is the mosquitoes that can be dangerous as they carry viruses that are life threatening..Dengue fever now is prevelant in the mosquitos along with encephylitis ..both of these viruses are dangerous. When evening comes wear long sleeved loose fitting clothes and make sure that you cover all bare skin with a good repellant. Use a mosquito net if possible.
WATER You know it doesn't matter how you are travelling , but when "out and about" in Australia's outback ..ALWAYS make sure that you have more than enough water to see you through your day...The heat out here especially in the Nullarbour Plains can be REALLY EXTREME . As the name implies Nullabour means no trees , that means no shade...To be without water here is a disaster. Also make sure that you carry plenty of water in your car as well..I am never without twenty litres of drinking water when I am driving out here..The heat of the day can creep up" on you quickly and fluid losses must be replaced .
IF YOU HAPPEN TO BREAK DOWN IN YOUR CAR -- DO NOT LEAVE THE VEHICLE -- SOMETIMES PLACES OUT HERE ARE SO REMOTE YOUR CELL PHONE WILL NOT GET RECEPTION...ALWAYS TELL FRIENDS OR FAMILY WHERE YOU ARE GOING AND WHEN YOU EXPECT TO ARRIVE..
Favorite thing: When crossing the Nullarbor, keep in mind it's a long way between pit stops - so make sure you carry plenty of water and oil, spare tyre etc just in case. Also be careful of Australian fauna - kangaroos etc. Try not to travel at night as that's the time you're most likely to run into a roo bounding across the road in front of you. Believe me, it's not nice running into one of them as you'll right the car off.
Favorite thing: Australia has the longest Dog Fence, used to keep the dingos away from the sheep.
Favorite thing: Just near Eucla is the border of SA/WA, and yep, we had to stick our feet in both states lol!!!!