Rab & Lesley's Second Big Trip
Days 18 to 21 - The India Pacific Rail Journey
Day 18 - 19th December 2018
Train departs from Central Station at 3p.m. but we set off in the morning for the early check in
Five Dock Bay is still shrouded in mist
Our Carriage awaits...
along with 28 others...
The first major attraction en route is the Blue Mountains but..
They were shrouded in cloud just as they were last time we were here
and it got worse....
After a sumptious dinner the view improved
and finished with a golden sunset
Day 19 - 20th December 2018
Very early start for our first off-train excursion - at Broken Hill at 5:30 a.m.
About 5 miles out of town there is a sculpture park with tremendous views of the surrounding country
Some sculpture was quite amusing
Others needed a lot of imagination
The views however were spectacular
Back on the train our next stop would be at Adelaide - with some sights on the way
And a Wedge Tailed Eagle (very hurried snapshot with the wrong lens and settings)
And lots of country
At Adelelaide we took our second off train experience with a coach trip to Handorf
Where we visited a cheese outlet
and had dinner in a German styled Brauhaus
Day 20- 21st December 2018
Today we will cross the Nullarbor plain - hundreds of miles of near desert scrub
Passed a few Flying Doctor airstrips
but mostly this...
Until we reached Cook, which used to be a thriving Township but now has a population of 4
5 if you count the Dingo
It's about halfway between Sydney & Perth
Then more of this...
Until we reached Rawlina where we had dinner by the trackside under the stars
And another colourful sunset
Day 21- 22nd December 2018
The final leg into Perth
To be met by the family.. (daughters phone camera)
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