We left the Gawler Ranges and headed north and further into arid country. This is the first time in our remote travels over the past 15yrs we have seen one of these signs. Too many silly people out here needing to be rescued I guess.
We decided to take a ‘short cut’ and passed this remote old out station ruin and farm watering point in the middle of nowhere. The road was pretty rough so not so short in the end.
Lake Gairdner is a big salt lake and our next free bush camp. We drove here without passing anyone on the road. We also had the place to ourselves. It is in the middle of nowhere with just remote farms around but not so nearby, we felt like we had the whole world to ourselves. It was so quiet next to the lake that your ears did a weird sort of buzzing. The moon and stars felt so low you could touch them. M
We went for a walk up on the hill side behind camp and then out on to the Lake. The lake was quite hard once you got away from the edge. It was much firmer than other salt lakes we have seen which you needed to be careful not to break through to the shoe sucking mud beneath. I guess the drought has dried it out. M
Later in the evening Steve went out for a jog straight out on the lake and back again once it was dark. The lake surface was lit by moon light. He said he laid down on his back on the salt and watched the stars come out. I couldn’t see him but could hear him “crunching” back in the dark. M