Tuesday, June 19, 2012

June 17th
After 7 great days at Mutawintji we headed north. Unfortunately and early mishap. An emu came ‘from nowhere’. The resulting death was disappointing and made me feel quite ill. The step of our rig suffered somewhat but has been moved back into position now.
I  love travelling these outback roads, despite the rough and muddy spots. The scenery is varied with undulating sand dunes, flat areas and distant mountain ranges. The Koonenberry Range appeared today..quite a beautiful blue from a distance and grew more brown and shaded as we came closer to it. I had great pleasure in sketching it as it stretched out before us.
We were planning to camp at Depot Glenn but somehow we became parted from Susan and David. Eventually after doing an hours search of nearby roads we headed for Milparinka and camped on the creek amongst the coolabah trees. We missed our 2 friends and especially David’s Cherry Ripes! Hopefully our paths will cross in the morning.

Koonaberry Mountain

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