Outback: Farina to Coward Spring
Trip Start Mar 30, 2013
15Trip End Apr 13, 2013
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The road to Marree is straight and dusty, but thanks to the salt, very good to drive on. Coffee stop at what used to be Marree station. The locals tried to stop the last train from leaving by unhooking cars. Walter is disgusted about the petrol price - almost $2 per litre! The prices in the general store are just as shocking - $75 for a camping cooking pot!
We are now in desert country. At Southern Lake Eyre, in the middle of the day, just after 1pm Walter and Jonathan decide to go walking on to the salt lake. It is 37 degrees out there in the sun! Anna and I sit in the car with our head nets
At 7 pm a strong wind suddenly starts up from the East. Hurray - the flies all disappear!
Dinner is German sausages, a salad and boerburgers (toasted cheese and tomato sandwiches done on the bbq) presented with another German Riesling at sunset, followed by a Merlot from Banrock Station. The wind dies down - we crawl into our tents after a long and hot day. The stars are out in full force. Magnificant! From where I am lying in my tent, the Casuarinas with the stars behind them look like lights in a Christmas tree.