Very late sunrise as we were tucked under a high rocky range. Today, we found that many areas of the rugged landscape have been burnt.
Our first stop was a visit to the Arltunga Historic Gold Mining Township. We have found some new trees and flowers including Red Bud Mallee Eucalypt and the intricate blooms of both the Corkwood Hakea and the Fork Leaved Hakea.
The trip into Ruby Gap was long and rough. We drove along the dry Hale River bed with very high red rocky cliffs on either side. This was quite a sight to see.
We are camped amongst sand, rocks and garnets tonight! Two little boys were lucky enough to find garnet pebbles soon after we arrived.
|The nuts of the Red Bud Mallee