8th April

8th April

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.

Between golf & dinner we had afternoon tea with Dorothy what a ladyimage

From the oldest to the youngest. My grand nephew Patrick with Sam & Leanneimage

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The beginning of the Chase the Sun Challenge. 6am to watch the sunrise with a champagne toast at Ceduna

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And listen to a song by Bernie Scott

Then we played Oyster Beds & Denial Bay at Ceduna golf club

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and then drove on towards Coorabie Farmstay. Before arriving at Coorabie we played Windmills at Penong

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& Wombat Hole at Nundroo. Par 5 (520 metres) over a limestone hill. Thank goodness for my new battery trolley.

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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!!!!!

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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.

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Our van after Coorabie gravel rd

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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!

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View up the fairway – see the sheds in the distance – that’s the tee off

 

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Signing cards to prove we completed. Each hole has to signed and then the card has to be stamped at each roadhouse. The Challenge started 6 years ago. 2 guys over a bottle of red – fairly normal!!!!!! The idea was to bring more trade to the roadhouses by making people stop across the Nullabor. Great idea.

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.

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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.!!!!!!

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(Ollie took my picture !!! I did the others)

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Onto the Nullabor Nymph hole. First hole on the Nullabor with a clear view to the green and it’s flat!!!!!

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Afterwards we went to the road house for lunch.

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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.

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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.

Look what Marj sent me via email from home. My beautiful Bat plant in flowerimage

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One thought on “8th April

  1. Anneke

    Looks like you have all great fun. Poor sheeps, they wouldn’t like to get rid of their furry coat know the nights get cooler. You will find out that as well. So happy with our Truma heater. So nice and quiet. Have it on at the moment. 👍😉

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