Friday, August 7, 2015

July 25th

We visited many points of interest along the way beginning with the abandoned Yeo Homestead. It is really quite well cared for as everything seems to be in a similar condition to when we first visited it in 1998. The pump on the well is working and the outside shower looks as it was and still operates. The birds were quite noisy as they moved about the nearby trees. The guys pumped some water for our showers this evening.
Abandoned Yeo Homestead

Both Pulpit Rock and Bishop Reilly’s Pulpit Rock are spectacular points of interest. John climbed both of them. I find the slippery shale rock too dangerous for me to walk down once I get to the top. I did walk around the amongst the rocks and beautifully coloured stones.

Early in the afternoon we arrived at Lily Rockpool. It is situated at the top of a small but attractive gorge. It had water lilies growing in it as well as white daisies in the surrounding rocks. Aboriginal art work in a large cave.

The flowers along the road have been great with a huge display of everlasting daisies which ‘looked like snow’. There were quite a few different flowers today including some blue Pincushions, and  Clustered Everlastings. Here at our camp we are surrounded by flowers which are mainly yellow everlastings and a low growing purple pea.

Beth & June in the everlasting snow!

The garden where we camped

Some parts of the road were corrugated and other parts rather over grown with mulga. It is difficult driving EC through these sections. We have now branched north of the Ann Beadell Highway and the track leads us across country. We may travel across sand dunes so that will give us a different view of this very flat and wide country we are crossing.

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