This morning we had to get Glad registered in W.A. so we took her to the local Norseman Doc for a check up (over the pits), she passed with ease. It’s good to know she’s a good healthy girl. Now Glad is officially a West Aussie and has her very own Western Australian number plates.
After we got the thumbs up from the Doc we dressed Glad in her new numbers and we set off for Kalgoorlie via Coolgardie (just for a bit of a look). Tomorrow Glad is having a well earned rest and the support vehicle will be used for transportation. The crew and their partners are going to have a bit of a look around the Kalgoorlie region, including the Super Pit and then to Lake Ballard and the Gormley statues near Menzies.
It is awesome how many friends we have made on the way. People wave and honk as they go past and everyone wants to have a yarn and find out about Glad and what she is doing out in the middle of the Australian outback. We have had kind hearted people help us out with information, trailer repairs and generally anything we need as well as generous donations for the R.F.D.S. The Aussie spirit is well and truly still alive in the outback. We would like to thank Graham Wilson (not Glad’s previous owner but another Graham Wilson) and his son Glenn for their help in Norseman; cheers fellas.
We stopped off at Coolgardie to have a bit of a look around. There is a lot of historic interest here and the view from the lookout was beautiful. We had lunch and headed off once again.
Arrived at Kalgoorlie at 2pm, staying at the Rydges Hotel for a couple of nights. It will be nice to have a bit of luxury for a change, shower or even a bath, laundry, mini bar and a t.v. with Fox. We can watch the football game that we missed over the weekend (Brett and Baggsy both support the West Coast Eagles passionately). Even if our team unfortunately lost last weekend, we can at the very least see why. We are all very pleased with the size, layout, features, cleanliness and the general standard of the Rydges Hotel rooms. You may think that we have been roughing it for so long that anything would please us but that is not the case, our rooms are terrific by anyone’s standards. We also would like to thank Australia’s Golden Outback and Rydges Hotel for organising and helping to fund our accommodation.
Brett has a photo shoot with the Kalgoorlie Minor newspaper at 4pm. After that we will be picking up the ladies from the airport and the heading out for a nice dinner. Time to re-coupe and prepare for the last leg of our journey.
Glad, Tim Pollock, Chris Graham and Brett Pollock
The bush around the camp at Norseman
Glad with her brand new number plate.
Glad having a look at the Gorge near Coolgardie.
Glad at the Coolgardie lookout.