Sunday, 30 November 2014

Crossing the Nullabor

I'm finally getting around to posting about the rest of our trip. This was a remote lookout in the Port Lincoln area. Then finally we reached the long awaited Nullabor.

The Nullabor - Latin for no trees
Head of the Bight
Painted dragon
The Great Australian Bight
It may look boring but there was always something to see, if you stopped the car to look closely at the plant life...
This one plant had three different types of flowers!

or the wildlife (hubby nearly stepped on this goanna!)...
or took little side tracks to the coastal edge.
You don't want to get too close to the edge!
New Holland honeyeater
A Nullabor snowman made of rocks
Emu with three chicks
Cute stripes!

The road houses sometimes had some very surprising elements, like this museum at Balladonia where pieces of Skylab space station fell to earth in 1979.

Old Aussie kitchen

An old Jones sewing machine
I wasn't too sure about using the toilets here but I'm afraid there wasn't much choice...

 At the edge of the Nullabor we stayed at Fraser Range, a huge sheep station (500,000 acres!!!) that is surrounded by the largest hardwood forest in the world.

Even though it had rained the night before, the surface quickly dries out.

This was our cottage on the station, where I managed to make some more Gossip in the Garden hexies.


We then travelled to Noresman and did a short mountain-top walk amongst beautiful flowering gums.


Now for a bit of a sewing update, I recently finished CCCQ block #24 to swap with Chris. I used the back basting technique for this block and, unlike the pattern, I did the green section as all one piece.

And some more sewing for Gossip in the Garden.

I've also been sewing lots of DJ blocks and working on AWS with the G'nT Sisters but more on those next time.


  1. Beautiful pictures. I love that coast line.
    Great blocks. I wish I had done my block 24 all in one piece. I think it looks better that way.

  2. Absolutely stunning pictures. Thanks for sharing and taking me on a virtual vacation.

  3. Thank you so much for sharing these pictures! It is so interesting to see places that I will never travel to in this lifetime. I really enjoyed them! Your Gossip blocks are so cute! XO

  4. Great photos from your trip. Good to see some sewing been done on holidays too.

  5. Thanks for the wonderful tour Carole - just love all your photos! What an amazing country we live in !

  6. Sounds like it was a wonderful trip. Great photos, thanks for sharing them!