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.
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.
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.
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.