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Published: August 7th 2009
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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