Monday, June 22, 2015

June 20th
Below zero this morning but a wonderful warm and sunny day to follow. We spent some time exploring Farina with its old stone buildings. The bakers’ oven is now in operation so we purchased bread and cinnamon scrolls.
Looking down on the Farina Camp Ground
Maree was the first township we came to along the track. From here we travelled on the Oodnadatta Track. The roads have dried out but water is obvious on the country around.
‘Wide Open’ spaces are all around us with a wide blue sky with very few clouds. It all makes for easy camping and travelling after the few wet days. We stopped at Lake Eyre South to take in another wide view. A view of salt water and distance, a view of a ‘Salina’. Lake Eyre is a huge expanse of water which, at that point, is 12 metres below sea level.
We planned an shorter day and eventually camped at Beresford siding on a great spot among the Mulga trees.
The old truck that Tom Kruise used as a mail truck on the Oddnadatta Track many years ago

John and Beth cooked us a wonderful camp oven meal of roast beef and vegetables. It was a superbly quiet evening to be sitting by a big log fire enjoying a roast meal with red wine. The sky is clear with bright stars and a very shallow moon.

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