Port Augusta is not such an exciting place to stop but it was the biggest town we would pass through for awhile. We used it to have one full day to catch up on business, washing, and make some phone calls while we had a phone again. We even watched the news and see that an election is looming. We should be deep in the desert on voting day. I told the electoral office if the fine to NOT vote was less than the petrol from the middle of nowhere to a polling place, we would not be voting. We are now down as “no fixed address” so we won’t be fined. M
I spent the day doing 4 loads of washing, on the phone and catching up on emails in the air conditioned room. It was nice to have one dust free day when I was clean the whole day and to have a bit of space. Steve spent the morning at the Arid Gardens in 32deg c and a dust storm looking for birds and giving me a husband break. (and him a wife break!) Here are his photos. M
Garden sculpture and Sturt’s Desert Pea
Steve did manage to find a new bird that day in the garden. It was a white winged fairy wren but the photo was not good enough quality to show.