Our journey today was a little bit boring, our destination weird and wacky.
15km after leaving Camooweal we gained half an hour as we entered into the Northern Territory and stopped for the obligatory photo.
The section of road from Camooweal to Three Ways on the junction of the Barkley and Stuart Highways, must go close to giving the straight sections on the Nullabor a run for their money. Long, straight, barren sections of highway with a 130km/h speed limit.
The next point of interest is the Barkley Homestead and its expensive fuel at $194/L for unleaded. The camp area at the back of the homestead did look nice and would be a good spot to stop if it was that time of day.
Three Ways and Tennant Creek did however, not look appealing so we pressed on to Wycliffe Well. The further south we go the more expensive fuel seems to become.
Wycliffe Well’s claim to fame is being the UFO capital of Australia. The camp area is aptly decorated with aliens and funny signs. This place is odd. There are statues of the Hulk and Elvis dotted around the camp. The remains of a small railway and a barra pond leads one to think that better things were dreamt of for Wycliffe Well but for some reason it never took off. The camp has friendly chickens, emus and donkeys and is worth a stop just to see all the weird stuff. This place is truly bizarre but very comfortable and clean.
Tonight is a milestone for us - our 100th night in the tent for 2012. Should have had some sort of celebration but we were too busy watching the sky for UFO’s. It’s a shame Graeme Garden couldn’t be here.