Driving into a strong headwind chewed up fuel and made the going tuff. The camp was nearly full and the price of LPG and petrol was through the roof. We had no choice and filled up, deciding to push on passed Woomera and Roxby Downs to Andamooka.
Mile upon mile of vast endless landscape was punctuated here and there with slight changes in vegetation and geography. Some of it simply amazing and all of it reminding me of a quote from one of Australia’s early explorers: “I see no end to travelling.”
We passed stretches of “Prohibited” areas as we passed the Woomera Rocket Range and adjoining Commonwealth expanses of land.
Arriving late in the afternoon we pulled into Andamooka Town Camp and set up adjacent to some opal mining mullock heaps. Our reward for pushing on was to witness a most spectacular sunset which changed over a 40 minute period.
Our few days here have been spent noodling for opal , with no luck on our part , and exploring around the town and the opal fields.
We topped up our fuel at Andamooka at 20 cents a litre less than at Pimba.
Leaving Andamooka we set off to explore Roxby Downs and Woomera and then on to places north.