Friday, June 29, 2012

June 21st
Telstra communication was available from our campsite..presumably from Roxby Downs as we could see the glow of mining lights in the night sky.
When we woke this morning a bank of clouds was coming over our sky. The sunrise colours were absolutely brilliant. The over head clouds turned flamingo pink and gradually as the sun came up the clouds turned to silver and gold. 
Unfortunately the day clouded over and we did have a small amount of rain. The wind turned cold and picked up sand so when we eventually arrived at William Creek we decided to have a Pub meal which was most enjoyable. Cynthia and I both had Wallaby Shank and mash. The guys had a HUGE steak each! William Creek Hotel is well known as an Outback Pub.
The day began with the track following a much newer dog fence. We learned that the fence has been relocated. The Borefield road was much easier to travel on with a wide graded surface. We soon turned onto the Oodnadatta Track which follows the Old Ghan Line. We called in to see several old Sidings which proved interesting to all of us.
The road went close to Lake Eyre North which is 12 metres below sea level. It was a very grey/white scene today.
Mesa Hills were quite dominant in a deep mauve colour..very hard to draw or photograph.

The Strangways Springs Site provided us with an opportunity to walk on trails marked through the network of springs and old buildings remaining from the Railway Siding.

Sunrise colour

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