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August 3rd 2009
Published: August 7th 2009
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Birdsville TrackBirdsville TrackBirdsville Track

This monument was to identify the Birdsville track. Originally a stock route.
Day 5 3/8/2009 Marree to William Creek
Awesome weather - Cold nights but glorious days.
Marree consisted of a general store, old railway, a couple of caravan park/campgrounds, Pub and the famous intersection of the Birdsville & Oodnadatta Tracks.
Campground old and well used but the folk were very friendly.
The track leading towards Lake Eyre South was in good nick with changing landscape. From Lake Eyre the track was quiet rough with heaps of corrugations and loose rocky surface.
The landscape continued to change from sandy dunes to low laying salty beds. The colours where amazing - varying shades of reds, yellows, browns and greys. Very similar to the colours the aboriginals use in their paintings. Tomorrow we are flying over Lake Eyre before and the Painted Mountains before making our way closer to Oodnadatta.

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Marree campsiteMarree campsite
Marree campsite

Maree campgrounds were very old and well used!
Landscape Landscape

Barron but awesome - love the colour variations
For Wayne - more dirtFor Wayne - more dirt
For Wayne - more dirt

More straight roads for as far as the eye can see.
Outback ArtOutback Art
Outback Art

Between Marree and William Creek we came across some outback art. This was two planes shiped from Melbourne.
Brian and his new friendBrian and his new friend
Brian and his new friend

The sculpture was made out of VW motor and parts - very clever1
Tumble weedTumble weed
Tumble weed

A Tumble weed just like in thewestons - prickly little buggar!
William Creek campsiteWilliam Creek campsite
William Creek campsite

William Creek campsite was all dirt but clean and tidy. Our first camp fire

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