Birdsville Queensland

25°53′56″S 139°21′06″E http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birdsville   When proclaimed the town had three hotels, two stores, a customs house for interstate trade, a police station and a large collection of commercial buildings but in 2007 there was just one hotel serving canned or bottled beer, library, visitor information centre, museum and a hospital. Today Birdsville is a popularContinue reading “Birdsville Queensland”

Birdsville Track

http://www.southaustralianhistory.com.au/birdsvil.htm The track from Marree in South Australia to Birdsville in Queensland, is the best known and loneliest road in Australia. It was opened up in the 1860s to bring cattle from the Northern Territory, New South Wales and Queensland to the nearest railhead which at that time was Port Augusta. As a result ofContinue reading “Birdsville Track”

Clifton Hills to Birdsville along the Birdsville Track

I traveled with the young man who had to be the worst driver I have ever driven with. He drove in the dust of the vehicle in front and would not listen to any advice from me who had already driven the Birdsville Track 7 times. He also kept swerving from side to side andContinue reading “Clifton Hills to Birdsville along the Birdsville Track”

Clifton Hills Station Birdsville Track South Australia

Thirty six days the Drill Team stayed on the property for the time it took to drill 1528 meters to find the sandstone bed of the Artesian Basin where the water was. Then the pump was attached and the boiling water gushed out at a rate of 60 liters a second. Pipes transferred the waterContinue reading “Clifton Hills Station Birdsville Track South Australia”

Strzelecki Desert Australia

South of Birdsville you drive the Birdsville track through the Strzelcki Desert. This is white sands powdery fine known as Bulldust. It is very dusty and at times the bulldust collects along the roads and it can be slippery. The roadsides are rich with wildflowers in September http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strzelecki_Desert   The Strzelecki Desert /tʃəˈlɛtski/[1] is locatedContinue reading “Strzelecki Desert Australia”

Desert Pavements…Sturt Stony Desert

A desert pavement is a desert surface that is covered with closely packed, interlocking angular or rounded rock fragments of pebble and cobble size. Several theories have been proposed for their formation.[1] The more common theory is that they form by the gradual removal of the sand, dust and other fine grained material by theContinue reading “Desert Pavements…Sturt Stony Desert”

Sturts Stony Desert South Australia

Sturts Stony Desert is in South Australia…70kms south of Birdsville….the surface is covered with a tessalation of red rocks which have been sand blasted by the winds and sand to a shiny deep red surface. The rocks are called Gibbers and these stony deserts are known as Gibber deserts. Under the rocks is very fineContinue reading “Sturts Stony Desert South Australia”

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