Reposting Weekend Wanderings: Big Desert

Reposting Weekend Wanderings: Big Desert

Reposting Weekend Wanderings: Big Desert

I haven’t been anywhere much this last week so I thought I would take this opportunity for reposting Weekend Wanderings: Big Desert from 2015.

Deserts are not necessarily what you think they might be. There is the sand, and there was lots of that, but it was also a thriving eco system for plants. The conditions seemed like the hardest you would find plants trying to survive in.

Reposting Weekend Wanderings: Big Desert

There are roads through this part but pretty much as soon as you enter you need a four wheel drive. We were driving through very thick sand and the guy driving was finding it very hard going. I was glad I wasn’t do the driving, though I was getting tossed around in the back.

Reposting Weekend Wanderings: Big Desert

 

A Soak with not much water in it.

There aren’t many places to get water out there. This was one of the few places we saw. They call this Ross Springs, but Jocelyn said it was a soak, so never a lot of water. In the gallery you can see all the prints from the various animals and birds that go there to drink.

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What people with 4 wheel drives do, drive through the area without much thought to the damage they are causing.

One of the biggest problems in these areas are people who go there to try out their four wheel drives and to see what they can do. They don’t stick to the tracks and then they destroy a lot of the area. You can see in the above image where they have been going, it isn’t good.

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The skull of another animal, I suspect a kangaroo.

Finding bones is natural as animals and birds die you see their remains. You would see this anywhere I think. I don’t know what this is, but judging from the size of it I thought it might be a kangaroo.

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A sign and warning that you a 4WD to get there, really need one to get anywhere in here.

It isn’t a hospitable environment and I wouldn’t want to get lost in it. There is food everywhere, but you would have to know what the plants were, I wouldn’t make it. It is also beautiful and the way the plants just grow despite the conditions is truly amazing. This is what many people think of when they think of the Australian Landscape.

I have some photos for you now that I will put into a gallery. I hope you are having a good weekend.

Reposting Weekend Wanderings: Big Desert

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