I left Alice after only a week, road trip sounded more exciting! I really enjoyed Alice, had an awesome time there, but when I got the opportunity to go to Perth again I couldn't say no.
So off we went! And this wasn't thought through properly, we thought it'd be more fun that way. So monday morning the boys, to my surprise, started packing the car. A couple of hours later we were on the road. With little money and an oil leak that we only found out about the last day we had to give The Rock a miss for this time... Too bad when I was that close, but we're talking a 500km detour! And my mate had just broken his rib jumping into the water from a 20 m high cliff the day before..
So we drove and drove, through red sand, burning sun and the world's most annoying flies! They crawl everywhere!
My mates are very impulsive, and don't always prefer to plan things, which meant that we had an empty jerrycan in the boot..
We just made it to Coober Pedy, but not all the way into the servo station, so we had to push the care, AND the trailer, into the servo to fuel up. At least we made it...
We ended up camping at Streaky Bay on the South Australian coast after 15 hours of driving. I slept in a swag (slags sovepose) on the back of the trailer under the full moon, beautful as only nature can be.
Back in Perth we stayed with my mate's family whick are a crazy bunch, but very lovely! They made me scrambled eggs for brekky every day!
I got to meet up with Sandy and Tanea again, from my Perth-Broome tour up WA, and that was great! Sandy and I went to Rottnest to see the great channel swim, which unfortunately was cancelled, but we had a great time anyway. Rotto is a beautiful little island!
But after a few weeks of relaxing, going to the beach (the whitest beaches I have ever seen) and eating home made meals, it was time to go to Sydney.
Saturday was Mardi Gras and that was pretty crazy. I have never seen so many fit, half naked, gorgeous men dance to Kylie Minogue in my life! Quite an experience, I tell ya!
And for the first time of leaving a place in Oz, there was noone to send be off and say goodbye. A bit sad since I was leaving the country, but at least I've been lucky to have had friends take me to airport etc to say goodbye throughout Australia!
It was so sad to leave, but the bright side was that a new adventure was just around the corner..