Arriving in Eucla we headed straight for the Telegraph Station that has been engulfed by sand. Movement of sand dunes along the beach slowly overtook the station following a rabbit plague in the 1890s that ate all the vegetation that stabilised the dunes.

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We then set off looking for a beach camp and once again found a maze of 4WD tracks leading everywhere except where we wanted. Anyone watching from the escarpment would have been amused to follow the trail of dust billowing up behind us as we negotiated the multitude of paths. Finally we gave up and headed back into Eucla for the night and enjoyed a dip in their pool, refreshing after several days of inhaling dust from remote tracks. I got some local knowledge and found that one of the sandy paths we had tried actually lead to the jetty and beach and I was keen to go so I dashed down before the sunset. With just the car and no trailer in tow it was a lot easier to get through the sand but I wasn’t expecting to pop onto the beach so quickly. A great photo opportunity indeed and the time of day offered great lighting.

Categories: 4WD, Adventure, australia, Australian Outback, Beach, Big Lap, Discover Australia, Explore Australia, Journey Narrative, Kids Travel, Mitsubishi, National Park, Offroad, Photography, Travel, Travel Adventure, West Australia | Tags: , , | 5 Comments

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5 thoughts on “Eucla

  1. Hey John! Loving your trip! Your entire family are an inspiration to those who just wonder ‘could I?’
    Our adventure starts soon. Will keep you posted mate. In the meantime keep inspiring!


    • Hi Nick
      Great to hear from you and thanks for the comments. Coffin Bay and the Eyre peninsula have been fantastic places and I look forward to returning again. I’m glad the photos brought back some great memories for you. It is such a photogenic place


    • Hi John let me know how we can follow your trip. I’m really keen to experience that one through your eyes. Send my regards to all before you leave. Take care and make sure you have a good pair of shoes plus spare pair. You might even want to consider slippers for the evenings.


  2. Thanks for the feedback


  3. Thanks for the lovely feedback. Its fun documenting the journey and great to hear others are geþing some enjoyment from it too. We hope you keep following our adventure


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