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So I finially picked up and drove the boxster back home to WA.

 

4000 kms, 4 states, and a few stone chips :( But nothing too major. 

 

All in all the roads were much better than I could have expected. 10 hours driving a day, mostly on straight but fast roads - it was the sections of roadworks that did the damage really.

Day one to Outback NSW

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Day two: Set off in tbhe morning to Adelaide via brief stint in Victoria. Ended up pushing on to Port Augusta where I found a real nice, friendly motel for the night, they even told me to park the car by their bedroom / cctv to keep an eye on it

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Daye 3: to Eucla

 

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Had a bit of fun with the go-pro and some mounts

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Signs like this were common, lots of long, open, unfenced straights - wildlife spotted included a death adder, 4 huge eagles (I'm talking pick up kangaroo carcass-big), two hungry wild dogs, one kangaroo hiding in the bushes and what was either an emu or a roo in a bomber jacket

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Dav 4: 1300 kms back to home, took advantage of an extra unexpected 45 min time gain as you go out of central 

 

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And the aftermath

 

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good excuse for a scrubdown and ceramic coat. I cant get over how much bigger the Boxster sits than the 996....

 

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  Nice one mate. Big drive thats for sure! 

 Did you stay at Poinsettia Motel in Pt Augusta? 

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43 minutes ago, LeeM said:

  Nice one mate. Big drive thats for sure! 

 Did you stay at Poinsettia Motel in Pt Augusta? 

Loved every moment :D

I stayed at the Crossroads Ecomotel - was really surpsied at the size of the king room and well furnished too for $120 a night 

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1 minute ago, jaw said:

Loved every moment :D

I stayed at the Crossroads Ecomotel - was really surpsied at the size of the king room and well furnished too for $120 a night 

 Ah yeah, know the place when I used to work there occasionally. Nice people...just glad I never have to work there again though 😁

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5 minutes ago, LeeM said:

 Ah yeah, know the place when I used to work there occasionally. Nice people...just glad I never have to work there again though 😁

haha becuase of the people you worked with? locals? or just the general distance etc?

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29 minutes ago, jaw said:

haha becuase of the people you worked with? locals? or just the general distance etc?

 Let's just say the place lives up to its nickname 'Pt Augutter'. The best thing about that place is leaving 😁 

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Awesome. I did the trip 8 yrs ago in the opposite direction.

Your pics remind me how colourful it is out there. 

Nice toys.

 

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