Everyone had a cosy sound sleep last night. We all must have got at least 8 hours. It was a lovely cold night perfect for snuggling down in the sleeping bag or under the doona.
Joan has left at 6.15 this morning which is 15 minutes earlier than yesterday. Hope she's not waiting too long for morning tea. The terrain is very flat today although the riders are noticing slight occasional inclines over old sand dunes with a gentle decline following (in other words undulating). From the car it looks like flat low shrubs as far as the eye can see. Lots of wattle and flowering shrubs. The soil is very red still even though we are getting closer to the coast.
It is exciting getting closer to the ocean. We can see huge sand dunes on the horizon off to our right (and it's not the Sandy Desert). I just found out the Great Sandy Desert is the 2nd largest desert in Australia, next to the Great Victorian Desert. Chris had me convinced last night that the Vic Desert was in Victoria so that is what we told Joan but Collis enlightened me that this was wrong so I googled it. The Great Victorian Desert is in WA and across to SA.
Early to bed again as we have been driven indoors by the midgies again.