Crossing Australia right through the middle, you’ll see different nature and come across different climates. In Adelaide summers are hot and everything starts to get dry. The bright colours turn into yellows and brown. Driver further and you’ll enter the desert. Not much grows here as it gets even hotter. Up north the cilmate is tropical and the vegetation can be lush.
Near the Flinders Ranges in South Australia I saw the ruins of a farm. They tried to keep cattle, but the climate here was too tough. Slowly farms started closing because there just wasn’t enough water.
On the way to Coober Pedy we stopped at a big salt lake. All that was left were big pieces of salt. It was an endless sea of white.
Coober Pedy, opal capital of Australia, is famous for its opals and underground houses. Because of the heat people live under the ground where they can keep cool. The town even has golf, although the grass is rarely there.
The desert is always fascinating to me. Even in the vast plains and endless sand you can find the most beautiful features. Some people just fly to Uluru and skip everything in between, but a road trip shows you so much more. Driving across the country showed me how big it is and how diverse. I would do it all over again if I could.
This post is inspired by the weekly travel theme: Dry on Where’s my backpack?