Saturday, 20 April 2013

Balladonia, WA

Balladonia in Western Australia (WA) is known for it's Wool industry followed by Tourism.
The Pub has a Motel attached and the Dinner menu is here: http://www.balladoniahotelmotel.com.au/menus.php and I should imagine the servings would be large. One can't say, I will go to the next place to stay/eat because the next place probably hasn't got accommodation and it's quite some distance away, far enough away to fill your vehicle up again with petrol.
We had a caravan and always carried extra petrol plus extra water.

It's a lonely road is the Eyre Highway, you can go for km/miles and not see another person or vehicle. The road is rather straight with one section being 90 miles straight.

Balladonia is 916 km (569 mi) from Perth in WA, and 192 km (119 mi) from Norseman in previous post.
Our niece her husband and their two little ones have just driven from Kalgoorlie to Melbourne in the State of Victoria, the on the ship to Tasmania, and back across the Nullarbor again staying in Motels along the way.


What is known as Salt Bush.


Flat and straight.


Speaks for it's self.


A view from where we bought petrol, and there is a colourful playground for children.

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  1. That is one long stretch of road. I guess it would be easy to fall asleep. That is one road trip that I don't think we'll attempt.

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    1. For some it might be easy to fall asleep, I never do even if I am not driving, too much to see and take in, even thought there is nothing to see in many places :) I think you might know what I mean.

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  2. I love the first photo - it is just so different from anything here, it shouts out southern hemisphere.

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    1. Pleased you like the first photo, I have a few more like that.

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  3. Love the photos M. We have a long and straight road here in Canada it is straight through the prairies and you can see miles and miles ahead behind and around of fields and fields of grains.I am pretty sure it is longer than this road. It is so flat. I have only seen it from the train but someday I will drive it.
    I love you little straight road and I would think it would be so much fun to see someday. Glad your niece her husband and children made it home safely. Take care. Hugs xxoo G

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    1. That is good that you have seen your straight road, it's hard to imagine unless seen. We have many roads like you describe but not as straight.

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  4. The photos are all fascinating. I have always wanted to visit Australia!

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    1. The photos give an incite to parts of our country.

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  5. My parents have travelled that road and one day I would like to do so myself

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  6. On such straight roads, I assume there are no speed limits or am I wrong?

    Greetings,
    Filip

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    1. Filip, there is a speed limit I think it's 110km per hours. On all Australian roads there are speed limits.

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