FollowupID: 762390 Submitted:
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 23:12
Bega Photographer posted:
Yes, I know that track. Been that way a couple of times on the quadbike.
The first time out there I couldn't get through the gate
for a chain heavy enough to tie up the Queen Mary and a padlock to match.
So I followed the fence west and eventually found an unlocked gate
. Wandering along, trying to follow some faint wheel tracks through the salt bush of the swathe between the dunes, I eventually came on a reasonable track which took me over a few dunes and headed south.
Late afternoon I saw a good storm approaching. I new little of the country so had no idea what to expect.
Heading for a safe spot
, half way up a sand dune, I got a rope between a myall tree and the bike with a tarp over it and got the tent up in the lulls between squalls.
Got a feed of spagetti and a cuppa on a little gas stove, huddled under the tarp between the tent and the bike.
Coming on dark, the storm was gone to my great relief so I spent a quiet night.
The track took me out to the track you refer to, near Yarloo Bank, and I followed your track out to the lake and camped a couple of nights.
But this time with the Missus and a good, 2wd ute, I'm looking for an easier track. The track I'm hoping to follow, you go straight down the main drag of Andamooka
, out past the cemetery and the rubbish tip and keep to the the main track.
It will be a disappointment if we can't get out to the lake, but there's so much to see and photograph, even within walking distance of the end of the bitumen, at Andamooka