another quick update - Today is Sunday, 09 September 2012.
We arrived safely in Ceduna and expect to be in Adelaide by Tuesday. The good news is the weather is much improved from the rain, hail and gale-force wind of a few days ago. The bad news is the scooter gods are still picking on Ian. A large piece of hail bounced onto his right rear-view mirror and broke it. (He bought a replacement in Bunbury.) His scooter tipped over in the sand/gravel at the campground, denting his exhaust and scratching up the same mirror housing. One saddlebag, as well as the contents (small blanket, travel umbrella and silk glove liners) were melted beyond salvation by the hot exhaust pipe. (We're feeling lucky that this did not start a fire!) And then, just to add insult to injury, the replacement mirror fell off and broke.
As for me and the X7, we're getting along just fine (knock on wood!).
Internet connections have been spotty but I will post updates and photos. (I know, I know. I've said it before. But I really will. Eventually.)