Day Two – Menzies

Friday 29th March 2013 – 520km

1.1 8:30am Pack up and head off in convoy

1.2 Kalgoorlie – Super Pit, Hay Street and town tour. Stock up on provisions – Caution: Good Friday shops will have limited opening. Refuel vehicles. Next reliable fuel Leonora – 350km. Depart Kalgoorlie 3:00pm

Super Pit Kalgoorlie

Tim, Chris, TrevorDSC04132 A long way downDSC04129 Helen, Tim, Chris, Graeme. Chris is about to use his extensive knowledge of the mining industry to fully explain something to the city slickers.DSC04131 Wedgies – correctly known as Wedge Tailed EaglesDSC04094 They feed off road kill, but sadly end up being killed themselves when they misjudge the wind and the speed of the oncoming vehicle. With a wingspan of over 2 metres, they are a formidable looking birdie. DSC04090


1.3 Travel past Paddington mine, site of one of Leo’s leases. Now a successful gold mine in full production.

1.4 Overnight Menzies Hotel. Accommodation in traditional Goldfields pub style. Relax in the cool of the beer garden after enjoying a BBQ with pizza.

Katiejean, Julia, Chris, Bruce, MelitaDSC04138 Sisters Melita and Lorraine rugged up against the desert chill. DSC04140

Is that a ghost in the background??
Is that a ghost in the background??

Tony, Bruce and Tim

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How ya going mate

1.5 Bashers with camper trailers will be able to setup in the locked compound at the rear of the hotel with access to toilets and showers.

1.6 After dark presentation by Don – Son of Elsa, Grandson of Paula. This multimedia extravaganza will present the story of the Pustkuchen’s in the goldfields with great detail and is the result of several years of painstaking research by Don and Elsa.

1.7 Safety induction by OH&S Team.

Dinner BBQ at Menzies Hotel

Movies and slides in the beer garden

Family stories.
Health and Safety very serious talks
BBQ and plenty of thirst quenching after a long day in the road.


Tomorrow, the real adventure begins