As we were driving the long and boring Stuart Highway today we could see something out to our left and weren't sure if it was a salt pan or lake, it was huge.
There were 4WD tracks everywhere so we pulled off the highway to drive down one for closer inspection. It was a salt pan, a huge one! We found that it was called Lake Hart. If you look closely in the photo you can see the new Ghan railway line which runs along the edge of it.
Today's drive wasn't too exciting, it was 5 hours of driving along basically a dead flat straight bitumen highway, not the most interesting of drives.
On and off the scenery was very pretty though, which was a nice break. The saltpans are always great to see as its not something you see very often (well over here you do, but not in Sydney!). As we headed towards Port Augusta it was nice to see the change of scenery as the Flinders Ranges came into view.
The other thing we noticed that there was a lot of today ..... Road kill! Now when you have been travelling the outback for 6 weeks like we have, road kill isn't anything new, but today was particularly bad! Kangaroos, cows, foxes, sheep, rabbits, even an eagle! You barely travelled a couple of meters before you saw the next body on or beside the road, some more recognisable than others!
We did discuss taking photos to play "guess what I used to be" with you all when we get back home!!! Haha, I know Kylie would love that game! George also suggested that if we could bottle that great smell that comes with it, it would be more realistic for you all!
Arrived in Port Augusta just after 4pm and checked into the Big 4 caravan park ... Back to camping for the next 2 nights at least.
Great park, quite big, very clean and great amenities. Pity about the flies though, they are here too! They are definitely something we could live without. Shooing 100 flies off you every second and then jumping in the car while trying not to let any in with you is quite a skill! These flies just don't learn though, they may be small, but they are persistent!