Heading East out of Coober Pedy towards William Creek is some of the most desolate country imaginable.
The track crosses the Dingo Fence and passes through part of the Woomera Defence Area.
For a while there are only two things to look at. A huge blue sky and a dead flat absolutely featureless landscape.
The flatness soon gives way to sand ridge country. Dry salt lakes and claypans are dotted through this area
The old Ghan railway used to pass through here. Many of the old stone siding buildings are still standing. We also discovered that some of the discarded rusty railway spikes had found their way onto the track …goodbye tyre number three.
Weird creatures wander about at night…
…and airplanes do strange things as the sun goes down.
The Oodnadatta track ends at Maree where the track south takes you into the top of the Flinders Ranges. The ruins of Farina, once a thriving community, demonstrate just how hard this country can be.
so what is that place?
Thanks for the comment, and thanks for reminding me that I forgot to include a map!
The photos were taken in the Northern area of South Australia.
(Map now added)