Skip to main content

Desert and water


The flight starts over dune country.  They don't look like much from up here but some are very high  and run for hundreds of kilometers.




The we found the water.  The flood water comes down from Queensland through what we call the channel country.  It doesn’t flow neatly down a river bed but rather fans out all over the place giving the desert which might have had no rain at all a refreshing drink.  It takes months to get down this far and is an amazing sight.

Below is an image of the punt where Cooper Creek crosses the Birdsville Track. This punt was put into operation in the 1960s and this is only the fourth time is has had to be used (showing how infrequent these big water events are).  It is 20 years since the punt was last needed and it is expected to be in use for at least 6 months.


Comments

  1. Unbelievable. Hope it is still like that next month.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Okay ... me being me .. I am going to start here and work back to the 18th Sept ... but need coffee first.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Truly incredible sights. Look at how much water there is!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Diane, I looked it up and Cooper Creek is still running and the water coverage is still 60-70% so it will still be looking much like this.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Amazing shots! Makes us realise why channel country is actually called channel country - usually it's not that obvious!

    Happy travels!
    <a href="http://rednomadoz.blogspot.com>Adventures in Australia</a>

    ReplyDelete
  6. Fantastic views from above!

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

The end

I retire from the workforce this week and to celebrate have decided to retire my current blogs and start afresh with a single consolidated blog - My Bright Field - to record the delights of my new life adventure.
If you are interested follow me over there.  I will still be Sweet Wayfaring and collecting Royal Hotels.  The delights I discover along the way will appear together with my gardens and towns where I live.

Book Now

Over the road from the rose gardens in Bendigo, a beaut second hand bookshop.

Royal Hotel - Ganman

And I wrap up this trip with the Royal Hotel at Ganman.