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Yes it is desert but it’s been raining again! Dry creeks begin to run and cross the road  – in fact after rain the dirt roads are closed until they have a chance to dry because the type of soil here has the capacity to turn into a very slippery bog. 

Not far after this puddle we found ourselves with a flat tyre. So it was out with the jack and exercising our tyre changing prowess. Before setting out on this trip we had invested in an extra spare and a more solid jack so it wasn't a problem.


  1. Oh what fun when the jack has to come out!!
    Doesn't the desert come to life after a bit of rain. Those beautiful shots of the wildflowers in your God's Paintbrush post show just how much.

    Enjoying your photos and commentary so much Joan, thank you :D

  2. Ha, its let me in again. The amount of water was amazing, and the greenery. The road surface was deceptive. Where we got stuck the mud was like glue.

  3. Oh oh That doesn't sound like fun to me. Lucky you were prepared. Great slippery shot.

  4. The shimmering light is great in this shot.

  5. A quick grab through the windscreen before it was splashed with mud.

    Ann, you are right is just turns into a slippery glue. I never want to be on those roads after rain.


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