Well, we have a strange obsession with not re-tracing our steps. If we take one road to a destination, we’ll move mountains to avoid driving the same road again.
Strange but true. This is fine if travelling between towns for example. But let’s scale this up a bit.
Imagine you’ve travelled East-West across the Nullarbor Plain. A journey of about 2,500km. Now you decide to go to Alice Springs via Adelaide. So you drive West-East back across the Nullarbor Plain. All good so far.
But… once in Alice Springs you think, “There’s so much more to see in Western Australia. We should go back and check it out”.
Normal people (if there’s such a thing) would drive back the way they came. Not us. We really didn’t want to re-trace our route.
So how else can you get into Western Australia if not via the Nullarbor Plain? There are two realistic routes: