<!--StartFragment --> Any one for a Convoy across the Nullarbor to Perth for the WA Cit In - Easter 2005?

The NSW Club is planning a crossing of the Nullarbor to go to the Easter 2005 Cit In in Perth. Next year is the 50th Anniversary of the D series CitroŽn, and the idea of this run is to encourage as many ďDísĒ as possible to participate in a convoy across the Nullarbor. Of course it goes without saying that other series of CitroŽn are welcome to join in.

At this stage we are seeking expressions of interest in the trip from members of NSW and other CitroŽn Clubs.

We are thinking of a 3 or 4 day drive starting from Pt Augusta to Norseman where we will meet the WA club for its week long tour of southern WA. In the absence of any firm plans from the WA Club at this time, it is envisaged we would be travelling across the Nullarbor during the week of the 14th to 18th of March 2005.

The idea is as follows, and more details will be in the next magazine:
Sunday Meet in Port Augusta for dinner, introductions and directions. This will give participants a chance to travel to and/or see the sights of Port Augusta over the weekend.

Monday Travel from Port Augusta to Port Lincoln, a distance of 337kms down the eastern coast of the Eyre Peninsular. Check out Whyalla on the way, or go to the spectacular Lincoln National Park. The region is famous for its seafood!

Alternatively if we need to make it a 3 day trip we would travel from Port Augusta to Ceduna on this day, a distance of 464 km.

Tuesday Port Lincoln to Ceduna, 404kms. This will take us back up the rugged western coast of the Eyre Peninsula, the first day to follow the Great Australian Bight westward. Streaky Bay and Ceduna are famous for its fish and shell fish, especially its Snapper, King George Whiting, Oysters and Crayfish.

Wednesday Ceduna to Eucla, 487 kms Choices along the eastern or South Australian part of the Eyre Highway include detouring to Fowlers Bay, or the Head of the Bight from Yalata, (however we may be too early to see the Whales). Along the road you have many chances to stop for the photo shot of the famous Bunda Cliffs The old town of Eucla and its Telegraph Station are well worth a long look.

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Thursday Eucla to Norseman, 710 kms. The longest day travel-wise with plenty of attractions, blowholes, museums and of course you canít miss the famous 90 Mile Straight.

Friday The plan is to catch up with the WA Club at Norseman, for its pre-Cit In run through South WA to Perth.

The idea is that participants will be provided with an accommodation listing and book their own accommodation. A dinner venue each night will be booked to bring the group together, as will some not to be missed venues along the way.

No costings have been undertaken at this stage, but you will need to budget for the trip to Port Augusta (each club may like to plan their own trips) 5 nights accommodation, and about 2000 kms petrol for this part of the trip. We will budget for 5 evening meals (food component) and some venues, a cost yet to be determined. This will be additional to costs of the Cit In and any WA Club activities. The club will be asking for a $10.00 deposit to cover administrative costs of telephone calls, postage etc. Any residual monies from this will pay for or subsidise activities along the way.

Expressions of interest can be made via email to Joe Schembri joes_station<@>bigpond.com (02) 9629 1573 or Rowena de Montfort rowenadm<@>bigpond.com (02) 9745 2598. (remove the < and > to get the real email addresses please.

Joe Schembri & Rowena de Montfort