During nearly two weeks on the road from Adelaide to Alice Springs there were quite a few random sightings not captured in my other posts which might be of interest.
Good thing the roads are pretty flat and straight, though the landscape is usually less green. They’ve already had three and half times their usual annual rainfall this year, and are expected to reach five times. So much for the dead, red outback!
Ochre pits near Lyndhurst, source of pigment for aboriginal paintings. The colours reminded me of Rotorua without the boiling mud or smell of sulphur.
There were a surprising number of people in the Northern Flinders Ranges (500km north of Adelaide) travelling by bike. It’s a pretty dull experience by car travelling at 110km, let alone at 15km cycling into a head wind.