Our drive to Quorn was quite similar to yesterday’s drive, the land is flat with small scrub bushes and the occasional small tree.We saw several groups of Emu as well as numerous cattle and sheep and the elusive kangaroo grazing.

One section of the highway we travelled over was a designated landing strip for the Royal Flying Doctor Service. It was approximately 35 meters long and 2 meters wider than the regular highway.

We stop at Glendambo Roadhouse – population 13 people, 23000 sheep and 500,000 flies. Nice looking place, but I wouldn’t want to live here.

Stopped at Lake Gairdner, a dry salt lake that was flooded  when we viewed it due to the unusually heavy winter rainfall.  This made for some awesome photos.

Our last stop of the day before reaching Quorn is Woomera. This used to be a missile test site and a display of rockets etc. remains.

Quorn is a quaint old-fashioned town – the Ghan railway used to run here. The large original general store remains with lots of memorabilia. It is now a cafe. The original pulley and cable system still functions to send cash payment from one part of the store to a central cashier. Sort of like the cash tube system in use at Costco.


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