5 October 2010
some more desert for you
more desert peas because you liked them so much
more bearded dragons
WE ARE IN THE DESERT OMG!
more sunset sculpture scenes areyouboredyet?
the vehicles from the 1979 film Mad Max, which was filmed out there (in Silverton)
on the road, a stumpy tail lizard with a deathwish. We saw lots of these, many of them flat
a church in Silverton. Silverton is now almost a ghost town but just scrapes a living from tourists and as a film set for (apart from Mad Max) tv commercials, films and American westerns
wide open road. if you squint you can see a lone road sign far ahead. this was so exciting I had to take a photo
just outside Silverton, this random horse (again with the deathwish) appeared out of nowhere and sauntered across the road in front of our car, which was more exciting than the road sign I tell you
EMUS! Just WANDERING ABOUT!
this sight brought such great excitement that I had to stop the car and get out. Look! A bend in the road, a road sign and three emus, all together! I was quite overcome
ack! our emu tally (41 by the end of the week) was significantly boosted by this once in a lifetime sighting of a male emu and his NINE chicks. I seriously haven't stopped talking about this to anyone who'll listen
just outside the entrance to our destination, the Mutawintji National Park, was a tree with stuff hanging from it. christmas baubles, a tv, a chair, a dvd player, a packet of mints
(closer look here)
into Mutawintji National Park
to find the perfect camping spot
close to the prime spot by the River Redgum but not so close that it drops it branches on us
Time to pitch the tent and get some sleep, for tomorrow we see some 80,000 year old rock art. Whoohoo!