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Trip took 7 days, travelled 2,700 km, across 3 deserts, via Birdsville Track (500 km dirt road), in 40C heat ! Track was not as exciting as I had imagined - though Ken ( the driver) said the bull dust on the track was like driving on ice. Saw Emus, Brumbies, cattle driving and lots of road kill. Met very few people as route is 'out of season' so half the residents of Birdsville had 'closed shop' and moved south and ...
... despite the person serving asking twice whether it was a flat white, latte or cappacino. I got a flat white regardless. It is much drier on the north east part of the Eyre Peninsula and the familiar red sand reappears along with the saltbush. As you head into Whyalla you pass Iron Knob which is the mine. You can't miss it, it's huge and looks like terraced red dirt. Whyalla is predominantly an iron ore town. It looks very similar to Port ...
... vehicles travelling the highway today heading with supplies to this prosperous venture run by BHP Billiton. It is an extremely large iron oxide copper gold deposit producing copper, uranium, gold and silver and host an underground mine as well as a processing plant. It is the fourth largest known single deposit of uranium in the world, although uranium represents only a minority of the mine's total revenue. Luckily for the area and the ecosystems plans ...
... when they are all filled with water.
Stop for lunch of toasted sandwiches cooked on our little gas burner at a rest stop called Kootaberra. Beautiful outlook looking over the Flinders Ranges. This is sheep country with Kootaberra station running 26 sheep to the square kilometre. Water is a precious resource here, only 212mm rainfall per year.
In this region, BHP Billiton supports Australia Arid Lands Botanic Garden in ...
... a time.
Our first car ferry with the van. We have crossed rivers on car ferries in QLD and Tasmania with this car but never towing the caravan. We end up crossing back and forth a few times as each place we visit is on opposite sides of the river, fun.
Our first ferry is at Mannum , we went to see the falls , then to walk around the Mary Anne bird sanctuary. The Mannum visitor centre was closed ...