10am – meet up at Ceduna golf course for a “scrounger” 9 hole get to know everyone round. 6pm – dinner at Foreshoes Hotel and meet everyone – all 51 of us.
The beginning of the Chase the Sun Challenge. 6am to watch the sunrise with a champagne toast at Ceduna
Then we played Oyster Beds & Denial Bay at Ceduna golf club
and then drove on towards Coorabie Farmstay. Before arriving at Coorabie we played Windmills at Penong
& Wombat Hole at Nundroo. Par 5 (520 metres) over a limestone hill. Thank goodness for my new battery trolley.
Arrive at Coobarie to be met by Debbie & Leon (known as Poggy – apparently his grandad said as a baby his stick up hair made him look like a porcupine – commonly called a podgy which became Poggy)
We had a nearest the pin challenge from the deck of the sheep shearing shed – sorry no pics – too much silly fun
Then a sheep shearing demonstration. When they asked if anyone wanted a go I couldn’t resist. I think I’ll stick to my day job!!!!!
Great evening around the campfire, dinner, sing a long with Bernie and dancing. With a draw of some of the raffle prizes – all in aid of the Flying Doctor. Ollie won 3 nights at a Perth caravan site worth about $150. Not bad for a $20 ticket.
Our van after Coorabie gravel rd
set off for Nullabor to play Dingo Den. It’s a par 5 on a saltbush plain! Stopped on the way to walk out and view the Great Australia Bight. Nothing between us and Antartica!
Move on to Border Village – a road house and caravan park besides the customs stop into Western Australia. Time change – clocks go back 3/4 hr.
Fun evening started with wine tasting – well wine drinking. 3 wines from Houghton’s vineyard in Perth. Apparently the oldest wine producers in Australia. I won a raffle prize – Golf for 4 + 2 carts at Shelley Beach Golf Club + a little set of marker & divot tool – around $400!!!! Finished the evening with a video of the trip so far. There is a photographer travelling with us and he had a drone descending on us nowhere to hide!!!! Amazing piece of kit.
2 holes today with Ann & Bill from Brisbane- par 3 called Border Kangaroo. Well I suppose a roo could hop it in 1 between the mallee trees!!! We all found the trees!!!
Then through customs – yes they have customs between the states. No veg or fruit + no honey to be taken into West Australia. I wonder who tells the bees they can’t cross.!!!!!!
(Ollie took my picture !!! I did the others)
Onto the Nullabor Nymph hole. First hole on the Nullabor with a clear view to the green and it’s flat!!!!!
Afterwards we went to the road house for lunch.
Filled up with fuel – prices vary from $1.61 to $1.48 across the Nullabor!!!!!
After lunch it was all off to the beach and the old telegraph station for a treasure hunt. The lucky person received a gold nugget necklace worth $1000.
We finished the day back at Border Village with a group photo.
Tomorrow we are off across the border again to our 8th hole. Having a really good time and meeting some lovely people.