Wednesday, November 19, 2008

harry potter and the curse of the nullarbor

We have managed the first 1,000 km of our Nullabor crossing.Geoffrey has intermittently flashed warning lights at us but up until yesterday a stop and a rest has put us back on track.However yesterday the engine struggled and we limped into a roadhouse on the 'Treeless Plain' leg of the journey, so not sure how he will perform today.

On the advice of mechanics at the roadhouse our problem may be due to contaminated diesel or inadvertent use of a biodiesel mix, so last night we added 2 little bottles of 'Flash-Lube' to his fuel tank. This may sound like a sex aid but allegedly may help our problem.

The first 3 days have not been overly summery- in fact we have yet to grasp the enormity of the desert due to torrential rain, cloud and very limited visibility in conjunction with regular drownings by oncoming road trains. However yesterday afternoon was clear and we did get to see the stunning cliffs which this part of the route passes alongside.

From trek phase 4


From trek phase 4

Our in flight entertainment has been provided by the talented Stephen Fry reading the Harry Potter books which help to pass the time.

From trek phase 4


From trek phase 4


From trek phase 4

We are now across the border and into SA, so if we end up being towed they will hopefully take us onward to Adelaide and not back to where we started!

1 comment:

Dina said...

Listening to Harry Potter while crossing the Nullarbor sounds very surreal. I don't think many experiences could beat that one.