Day 66 – 8 May 2015
Today we went into Kalgoorlie to restock the fridge, cupboard, fuel (150l at $129.9) and water. Also time to find a good cup of coffee which was located in Burt Street Boulder. 10/10!
What trip to Kalgoorlie would be complete without “Super Pit”?
So What is Super Pit?
Super Pit is the now known as “KCGM Super Pit” and it is Australia’s largest open cut gold mine. At 3.6kms long, 1.5kms wide and over 600m deep – you could hide the visible part of Ayres Rock / Uluru in it.
Steve and I were also lucky enough to be at Super Pit to witness a blast. They give you 1 hours notice whilst they clear the site, before boom! WOW!
Day 67 – 9 May 2015
Rest Day outside Kalgoorlie.
Day 68 – 10 May 2015
Rest Day outside Kalgoorlie socialising. Met Pete and Jo who own a Unimog. It is an awesome vehicle that was built by Pete. If you would like to see more of it – check out www.greataussieadventure.com – there are some excellent photos and stories there.
We also met today (for a second time) Corals, a lovely lady from the Sunshine Coast who is seeing Australia in her camper. We last met up with Corals in Eucla on another social day. Steve and I really enjoyed hearing Corals’ stories and experiences in her travels. Was a very enjoyable catch-up. Safe travels Coral’s.
Day 69 – 11 May 2015
Had a delightful start to today with Corals dropping in for morning coffee before we both headed a little further north into ghost towns and abandoned mines. Corals was headed to Lake Ballard to see the Inside Australia Art Project Sculptures whilst we were headed for Menzies via Broad Arrow, Ora Banda, Siberia, Goongarrie Station before stopping near Round Hill.
Before leaving Kalgoorie, we need to completely fill the fuel tanks so we headed to the local Woolworths Caltex where Sean looked after us. Every now and then you meet someone who’s attitude and happiness is contageous. Thanks Sean. (108l @ $129.9).