Got a get a new tent – did not think compact means my head and feet need to touch the edges at the same time!
Planned to go To Fraser Range Station – over 550 km going through Kalgoorlie. Decided to camp just the the other side of Kalgoorlie at the end.
Getting a feel for the Vespa and Trailer on the road. Weight balance feels good. Had a small water container on the front of the bike – made the bike a little less stable – moved this back into the trailer. Cruising speed on the flat is a comfortable 100 km/h – on an uphill 80 to 90km/h.
Fuel mileage more with extra weight and higher speeds. All up with the Vespa, Trailer and Me total weight is close to 380 kg. Was heading into Coolgardie – the fuel light went on – thought I would run it until it stopped then I would know for sure. Thoughts I would make it – ran out about 4km from Coolgardie. Topped up from extra fuel and rolled into Coolgardie.
Worked out that I am getting roughly 17km on a litre of fuel. – That means 5.9 L per 100 KM. Have to keep an close eye on it when I cross the Nullarbor.
Cruised through Kalgoorlie – the large streets – historical buildings and signs of Mining going on everywhere.
Using WikiCamps found a spot about 60km out of Kalgoorlie on the road to Kambalda to camp in the bush. Pretty private – the road noise cranked up from 3am.
It is a beautiful day as I sit here plotting the day out – blue blue skies, fark, fark, farking from a distant crow, and the pleasant hum of the trucks on the road.
Got the DJI Spark out – have to learn how to fly it – took some quick shots this morning at sunrise. Always give you a different view of the landscape.