Alice Springs to Woomera, 12-4-07

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Most "pickups" are SUVs instead. But there are a lot of the cowcatchers and snorkels. A lot of the creek crossings have sticks with water depth marked on them so you can see how deep the water is before you cross. But there was no water in any of them now. It must be for the rainy season.
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I think this is a Loran station, the gound-based GPS predecessor.
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This guy is about 4 feet long.
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Someone is raising camels.
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Golahs
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This is a small bird.
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Ants and flowers
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Ants without flowers
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Mintabie, Opal town. Less than 100 people live there now, and most of those will leave on holiday when school is out.
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Mintabie
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Mintabie
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A giant opal?
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Mintabie store.
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Mintabie
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There is no electrical service along most of the north-south highway, so the fiber optic repeaters (for voice and internet) use solar panels.
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There is no electrical service along most of the north-south highway, so the fiber optic repeaters (for voice and internet) use solar panels.
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Mirage
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Opal Fields
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Opal Fields
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Opal Fields
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Opal Fields
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Tree
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Bird
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No bird (except tail feathers)
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A bird
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A funny shaped ant hill. Maybe these are magnetic ants?
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