We continued along the Gary Junction Road which has few points of interest but the scenery was
interesting with dunes and everchanging flora. We stopped for a walk on one of the red sand dunes. You always find unexpected plants when you take time to look closely. Three plants of interest were the Skeleton Fan Flower, Thryptomene or Desert Heath Myrtle and many bushes of Small Yellow Button flowers. We have identified another Acacia as the Black Gidgee, but there is another Acacia which is quite wide spread which is still mystifying me.
A visit to Kintore left me feeling disappointed at the way this community of people are living. There are a lot of dogs and rubbish about. The houses are extremely untidy.
We enjoyed our sandwiches south of Kintore with the view of Mt Leisler dominating the horizon. The next section of our trip goes south on the Sandy Blight Road which travels through very pretty open country and then along the swales between the red dunes. Very soon we crossed the Tropic of Capricorn where there was a very old Fork Leaved Hakea in bloom. I love these intricate flowers.
|Forked Leaved Hakea|