Running Waters – Part 6

Let’s have a further look at the landscape beyond the camp.

Big river gums loom over the Finke River.

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What’s fascinating about these trees were their roots. These were nowhere near the soil, but somehow the tree survives.

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Away from the river bed the soil quickly turns to red, red sand.

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There was of course the dreaded spiky spinifex (which plagued me up in Queensland), although not as numerous as I thought. This area hasn’t had any rain in the past few months (unlike other areas of Central Australia) and so the livestock have grazed much of the vegetation down.

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