For lunch we had wraps and sandwiches with chicken, again. Since the fly plague at the salt lakes north of Port Augusta was even worse than in the desert (flies love moisture and salt), we had lunch in Woomera. Never heard of Woomera? This was a military town for decades, today it is widely deserted. The British and later the Australians tested military and civil rockets and missiles here. We prepared and ate our lunch next to Woomera’s main attraction: an exhibition of some 20 rockets and missiles, including two wreckage displays if you are interested how a rocket looks inside.
On our way to Woomera, we even witnessed an actual rocket start, going straight into the sky. Should have worn my NASA t-shirt ;-)
|A 50-car freight train behind a lake (water, finally water!)|
|A lonely tree at the horizon|
We drove to Mt. Remarkable and hiked for about one hour into and through the so-called Alligator Gorge. No alligators here, but instead lots of huge evil ants. I liked the hike, because it was mostly in the shade, with a creek beneath (yes, beneath, because most of the time we spent jumping from one to the next dry stone to cross the creek, except for a clown that didn’t want to struggle with the stones, just failed to be Jesus and waded through the water...