We’ve had no internet for days so keeping up with posts has been difficult. This will simply be another photo post.
The Oodnadatta Track follows the line of the old Ghan Railway which followed the line of the Overland Telegraph line which followed John Macdouall Stuart’s route which followed the ancient Aboriginal traders’ route. Because of this all the way down the track the same references appear.
Display – Coward Springs
Fettlers Cottage – Margaret Siding
Springs and Bubblers
Strange Flora around Blanche Cup
Weird and Wonderful – “Planehenge”
Now we’re back in Marree.
There was another lovely sunrise this morning after a very cold night, I’m glad we have power so we can use a heater in the mornings.
Morning chorus begins
Train on the Ghan line at the back of the campsite
The stand-out from today was the Painted Desert. I thought it would be hard pressed to rival the colours of the Ochre Pits at Lyndhurst but it excelled. Unfortunately photos don’t do the place justice, it was stupendous. Not only the colours in the hills but what seemed to be flood plain had an amazing mix of colours. Just awe inspiring. They say the time to see the place is sunrise or sunset but that wasn’t an option for us, we don’t want to risk hitting a kangaroo, emu or cattle. It didn’t matter, the colours were already magic.
Start of the Painted Desert Road
It’s my road too!
Close up of the “sand”
Zoomed out a bit
Expanse of the “sand”
Zebra Finches – about in their thousands
The signs made by the late Adam Plate of the Pink Roadhouse certainly add to the enjoyment of places. We’d miss many things if not for his signs. He was actually killed in a classic car rally not far from our home so I feel a connection with him. Thanks Adam.
Unfortunately I think he’s left a big gap in Oodnadatta, certainly the facilities at the caravan park desperately need maintenance.
It’s hot …. not every night!
Oodnadatta Movie House
Boy on a toy
Great idea unfortunately it wasn’t working
We had a nice meal at the Transcontinental Hotel and enjoyed the atmosphere very much. The hosts go out of their way to make everyone feel comfortable and welcome.