It was another cold start and the annexe was quite wet as we packed up, there had been a steady stream of people leaving since before dawn. We were not sure how things would pan out for us because 3 people were arrested in Coober Pedy last night after flying illegally into SA. We completed the necessary declarations online and had them saved on the laptop but we crossed the border without being stopped and are now checked into the Kulgera Roadhouse Caravan Park.
We wanted to arrive as early as possible so only made a couple of quick stops, one at Cadney Park where Alex had his version of a “Truckies Breakfast”, DimSim, Spring Roll and Iced Coffee. Listening to conversations on the CB radio can be fun, we enjoyed this little snippet:
“There’s more dead cars on the road than dead kangaroos”
“Yeah, you’re roight!”
In the middle of nowhere Madam GPS also warned us that we were approaching a railway crossing, it was lucky for us we were on a flyover because a freight train was underneath us.
Things are getting tricky, I’ve phoned all the Caravan Parks in Alice and no one has a spot for tomorrow, the people at Stuart’s Well don’t take bookings because people don’t turn up so we’ll try to arrive early and give that a go.
A fellow camper, a Victorian, pulled in beside us here and asked us about the border because NT has shut the border to Victorians, he was worried they’d be put into quarantine so has now left the campsite and they are making a run for SA. He told us that Darwin is shut. I think we’ll need to keep checking the situation but the internet connection is very flighty.