Originally Posted by Oldeyes
First of all, nice shooting on the goat. Second, truly wonderful pictures. I especially liked the sunset scene, rather breathtaking. Third, you are nice looking and a well spoken elder statesman in progress.
I also could not help but notice that there were very few other folks, cars, etc. in any of your pictures. It was therefore quite easy to get a bit caught up in the the primitive spirit of your three week walkabout (or in this case driveabout). The desolate nature of the country made it appear to be a place where you constantly have to keep your wits about you or you could end being on the menu for some scavenger. You obviously know exactly what you're doing. And thanks again for your sharing so much with all with us.
Thank you for your flattering coments sir, I shall have to get a size larger hat now
There were only two of us on that trip, in the one vehical. With the exception of going to town we saw very few other people over the entire trip, and you are right, there is no place for fools in this country.
The pic below is one occasion when we were very aware of our isolation. That track we are on is a station boundry track, and it could be months before anyone else comes along, so we did a simulated vehical failure, and then figured out what we would do. The best solution (It was assumed we couldn't fix the car) was a 40 mile walk across open waterless desert with nothing but what we could carry. Not dangerous if managed well, but not a nice prospect either.
By the way, the water you see in the lake is salt.