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Flight over Lake Eyre

A scenic trip over an enormous inland sea

semi-overcast 18 °C

This post responds to comments/ideas from friends. First, Ross who wants to know distances driven from home. It's 5736km so far Ross. Now, Lee who wants a photo with adults in it. Lee suspects we've sent the kids off on their own because parents are absent from photos. So here is one with the whole family in (not Photoshopped either):
Family photo for Lee

Family photo for Lee

Last, Melissa likes co-incidences and referred to them in her travel blog. So Melissa, here's a beauty. The plane in the photo above is the plane that Keith's late grandfather (Pa) owned and flew in the 1980s and 90s in Queensland. It just happened to be at Coober Pedy when we were and Keith, a former passenger, recognised it. We were doing a half day trip over Lake Eyre in a different plane.

Lake Eyre is now 75-80% full and expected to fill this year - a rare event and a great opportunity to see it while we're close by. The incredible green of the outback testifies to the rain they've had here, but most of Lake Eyre's water is from distant floods. Here's a photo of Lake Eyre in its vastness. The Lake now has islands (such as 'Stingray Island' with its tail, shown) and peninsulas. They get smaller and disappear as the Lake fills.

Stingray Island, Lake Eyre

Stingray Island, Lake Eyre

Posted by kecasumi 18:30 Archived in Australia Tagged landscapes lakes flights

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