Monday, September 29, 2014

OUR WORLD TUESDAY - On the road to . . .


Leaving Port Augusta heading West
you go for miles and miles 
through nothing but miles and miles . . .
of desert country


occasionally to the South
there is a hump
a saline soak


scraggly sheoaks eek out a tenuous existence


in the over 300 miles, there are changes in the terrain
here we are coming into red dune country


low vegetation covers some of the elevated ground


while on the roadside we found a shaggy mane 
of all things, shrivelled but miracle of miracles
here none the less in this inhospitable environment.


after a number of hours of driving
we arrived at, you asked for it,
the town of Andamooka
renowned for it's black opals

and a campfire at the observatory.

But that is another tale . . .


If I can make it next week,
we will finally be in Andamooka.

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22 comments:

  1. rugged country but so pretty, too!

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  2. Ah, yes, rugged but beautiful!! Great captures, Arija, as always!! Have a wonderful week!! Enjoy!!

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  3. That red soil makes for great photos.

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  4. Great road shots. So different from any scenery I get to see on my road trips.

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  5. Inhospitable country. Hard country - but beautiful too.

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  6. Parts of the American West is kinda' like that too ... maybe not quite so much of it and not so red ... but lotsa' miles ... but it's all part of the fun of a roadtrip. I do love those red dunes.

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  7. Wow! Amazing country side and great shots ~ love the fire one for OWT!

    Happy Day to you.

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  8. Great photos of beautiful scenery.

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  9. Yes South Australia can certainly be a bit like this. We didn't make it to Andamooka on our trip last year. Next time! Happy travels.

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  10. Black Opals? Now you're talking! The scenery on the trip to Andamooka reminds me a bit of Nevada.

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  11. When I was younger (p:) I involved with the sister-city relationship as a helping hand interpreter. Scenery of your pictures reminds me of the time and very reminiscent♡♡♡

    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  12. Yes an enormous country but nice to see different parts along the way of your journey

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  13. You're right Arija ! that road goes on & on forever. The landscape has a beauty of it's own.

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  14. Die wilde Landschaft in seiner unglaublichen Schönheit erleben zu dürfen muss unheimlich dankbar machen !
    Noch viele so schöner Reisen wünscht,
    Luis

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  15. It may lack conventional beauty, but places like this really are remarkable.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  16. Such stark beauty. I love road trips.

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  17. It looks like a dry and barren land, but it's amazing to find a living thing here. My country is always green, so I can hardly imagine how it is to be in a desert.

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  18. I love the idea of driving miles and miles through a desert. Just ate a shaggy mane with my dinner last night.

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  19. it's beautiful even though it looks dry I'm sure there is more there than meets the eye.

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  20. I love the wildness of this spot...it is so beautiful.

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