Lake Eyre Trip, Days 7-9: Relaxing in Adelaide

OK folk, a quick post to wrap up the last couple of days of our little Lake Eyre interlude. Saturday morning in Glenelg We breakfasted on Saturday morning with a few members of the group, and then had a little wander around Glenelg on a gorgeously fine Saturday morning. The cafes were abuzz with cyclists in lycra. … Read more

Lake Eyre Trip, Day 6: To Adelaide, or bust

Brr, or is it Grr … today we had to be up at 5:30am for 6am breakfast, as we had a 700-km drive back to Adelaide. We left Marree at 6:45am and, it being top of the day, we did see some early morning wildlife activity, including an emu family, several little groups of kangaroos, sheep … Read more

Lake Eyre Trip, Day 5: Greener than usual

Today, as planned, Group 1 made the trip back to Oodnadatta, leaving at 8.30am, while Group 2 did the flight. An aside about food We might be in the remote outback but the food, though not particularly fancy, has generally been well-cooked. The poached eggs at William Creek Hotel were properly cooked – both in … Read more

Lake Eyre Trip, Day 4: We took too many photos

This was, of course, the day we’d come for – the flight over Lake Eyre, or Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre, with a visit to Birdsville – although as it turned out the whole trip was fascinating. Only half our group of 14 did the flight today. What Outback Spirit does on its Lake Eyre trips is divide the group into … Read more

Lake Eyre Trip, Day 3: Movie location landscapes

Although yesterday proved pretty adventurous, this day felt like the real start of the trip. Our first stop, after an early-ish breakfast, was the Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden. We arrived there at 8am. (You know what tours are like!) It was  a little brisk but clear and sunny after the wild day preceding it so we … Read more