Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Its a long way home

There doesn't seem to be much to look at but the long road ahead, it seems like you're never going to get there. The Outback looks very green at the moment, there has been a LOT of rain. The spinifex however doesn't look green, when it "flowers" this plant has long silvery yellow spikes. I love to look at a great expanse of spinifex on awindy day it looks live a white wavy sea.

 


It shows where more rain has fallen by the change in the "greenness" of the native shrubbery growing by the roadside. This second picture was taken nearer to Pt. Augusta. There is no change in the height of the bushes though, for about 100km. it appears to be no taller than about 12 inches. Did someone come along with a whipper-snipper and trim it all? (In my thoughts) The only variation is where the terrain is lower and the water runs off, the few straggly trees grow.

 


 


First sign of the Flinders Ranges in the distance tells me we are nearly in Pt. Augusta which sits at the top of Spencer Gulf, only about 350 kms. to go and we are home.

 
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3 comments:

Linda said...

I love this part of SA - there is so much life hiding in a barren landscape.

Tania @ Out Back said...

Hi there, I live in Port Augusta, and get tired of the landscape sometimes, but there is not much we can do about it lol. It is very dry here most of the year. Dont get me wrong, I love the outback!

The picture you took (with the lake) at Port Augusta is taken in the direction we live. We are in the group of houses seen in the background. I look out my window and see the wonderful Flinder's Ranges every day :)

Olive said...

Hi Tania, I was born in Pt Pirie and lived there for the first 16 years of my life. I LOVE the Flinders, spent many happy times exploring the gorges and parks when I was many years younger. It tugs at my heart strings. Unfortunately it was nearing dark when we passed trough this area on the way home. I would have liked more photographs along the way.