Went via Peterborough and down through some wonderful hills called Horrocoks Pass to Port Augusta.
If you wish to click on the link [ Here ] it takes you to the previous post regarding Port Augusta.
Then onward to Glendambo SA to buy Diesel.
After leaving Port August you get the feel of the isolation, remoteness and to see the flat land of which more was to come.
I must tell you that we were on our way up the middle of Australia.
Not that far from Burra we came across a Wind farm.
The above two photos were taken out the window as we moved along.
Behind those hills is Horrocks Pass. Taken as we moved along.
Came to a Rest Stop with a View.
This area was chosen as the Australian government was working with the government of the United Kingdom on rocket and satellite research close by.
The tracking station began as a trailer installation, and was operational in time for the International Geophysical Year of 1957. By the 1960s, the station consisted of permanent buildings and was a major unit in the network. During the American Project Mercury program, it served as station No. 9 in NASA's Manned Space Flight Network.
The station was operated by the Australian Department of Supply and provided support for deep space missions until 22 December 1972.
Subsequent tracking stations built by NASA in Australia were:
- Carnarvon, Western Australia
- Muchea, Western Australia
- Cooby Creek, Queensland
- Honeysuckle Creek, ACT
- Orroral Valley, ACT
- Tidbinbilla, ACT
- (Information via Wikipedia)
This is Glendambo a town of about 77 to 80 people.
Salt Bush which grows in parts of the desert.