Wednesday, July 31, 2013

July 25th

We have camped amongst the bush at the side of the Eyre Highway. After a restless night listening to road trains racing by..we set off, north, across the Nullarbor. I have never seen these plains so green. There is fresh grass and the salt bushes are green rather than grey.
 We learned that there has been 75 mls of rain during the last fortnight.The bush and country side all look wonderful.
Our luncheon break was at Ooldea which is on the Trans Continental Rail Line.
Onward north to Maralinga, the controversial area where test bombs were released during the 1950s It is now clean of radiation danger. John and I were lucky to meet the Manager of Maralinga last year when we travelled this way. Robin Mathews has been working in the area for many years and generously invited us back to Maralinga,
It appears to be a deserted area but there are many interesting places to see. Hot showers have been offered to us so that will be a bonus.
We will tour the vast undulating desert tomorrow, so we are looking
forward to seeing the wider space of Marilinga.

Beth & John on Trans Continental Rail line at Ooldea

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