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From Alice Springs to Windorah

Nov. 1, 2005 - From Alice Springs to Windorah
Dry river
After the Simpson desert, three hours of sand and rock. the first sign of water was this dry river close to Birdsville. We planned for a refuel stopover in Windorah. 5 hours flight time from Alice Spings and 5 hours to Brisbane.

Nov. 1, 2005 - From Alice Springs to Windorah
Windorah! 60 souls in the middle of the Desert. When talking to our friend Michael Roth in Basel he was looking at his globe and found Windorah on it. I guess the geograph producing this globe was desperately looking for something to fill the gap between Alice Springs and Brisbane. Windorah!

Nov. 1, 2005 - Windorah
Windorah 2
Windorah! It get's quite lonely out here. 45 degree Celsius and 1000 flies around us within 10 seconds.

Nov. 1, 2005 - Windorah
Windorah! Roadtrains roar through the town.

Nov. 1, 2005 - Windorah
Sandy Kidd Mayfield
In Windorah we met Sandy Kidd Mayfield. A 65 year old farmer with about 24'000 hours of flight experience. He was mustering his cattle with an airplane. He was showing us around Windorah. Here you can see Sandy Kidd working on the generator for his waterpump ...

Nov. 1, 2005 - Windorah
while these guy checked out the situation. The left one is carrying a Joy. Frederik Schütz in Brisbane told me that expression for the Kangaroo youngsters.

Nov. 1, 2005 - Windorah

Nov. 1, 2005 - Windorah
Dirt roads
Sandy Kidd was driving 120 over dirt roads with his Nissan Patrol. All of us sitting on the front seat, no air conditioning.

Nov. 1, 2005 - Windorah

Nov. 1, 2005 - Windorah
Miller Creek
Miller Creek with pelicans.

Nov. 1, 2005 - Windorah
Sand dune
This is supposed to be the most red sand dune in all Australia.