The Lasseter and Stuart Highways

I’ve not been doing very well at posting pictures everyday. I got busy with some writing projects, and I also got bored with photographing the same two geologic features everyday (i.e. Uluru and Kata-Tjuta). Luckily my wife showed up on 26 December to spend the end of 2014 and the beginning of 2015 with me. I have rented a cabin in Alice Springs and we drove to Alice on 27 December. Here’s a series of photos taken at the road houses along the Lasseter and Stuart Highways of Central Australia.

Unfortunately I forgot to bring my camera’s battery charger with my to Alice, I’ve got pictures from the 29th, 30th, and 31st. Unless I can find a way to charge my battery that will probably be it for 2014 until I return to the Uluru Kata-Tjuta National Park on 7 January.

My wife and I tried to discern what, exactly belonged to the emu, but we were unable to solve the mystery.

My wife and I tried to discern what exactly belonged to the emu, but we were unable to solve the mystery.

Free showers at Curtain Springs Roadhouse

Free showers at Curtain Springs Roadhouse

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BUSHFIRE!!

A thunderstorm moved through the area at about 1700 hrs today. I was returning from grocery shopping, and saw a fire started by lightening strike. I radioed in and reported the position of the fire. Then I spent some time taking a few photographs before getting my groceries home and into the refrigerator.

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Musgrave Ranges, Sunsets, and a Gecko

The Musgraves Ranges are also part of the Central Ranges, a series of mountains that cross the Northern Territory, South Australia, and Western Australia Borders. The Musgraves are about 70 miles south south west of Uluru. The tallest peak is roughly 4700 feet.

The Musgrave Ranges are also part of the Central Ranges, a series of mountains that cross the Northern Territory, South Australia, and Western Australia borders. The Musgraves are about 70 miles south south west of Uluru. The tallest peak is roughly 4700 feet.

Kata-Tjuta as seen from the dune top roughly 2 miles west south west of Uluru

Kata-Tjuta as seen from a dune top roughly 2 miles west south west of Uluru

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Diplodactylus conspiculatus is one of the more common geckos species that is seen crossing the roads at night around Uluru

Diplodactylus conspiculatus is one of the more common gecko species that is seen crossing the roads at night around Uluru

Phasmid

It’s been lightly raining since roughly 1700 hours yesterday. I have three rain gauges around Uluru, and at 1700 today the maximum rainfall was 4mm (~0.15 inches). Definitley not a lot of rain, but because it has been such a steady and constant rainfall I thought I’d try road cruising. In the past, road cruising after rainfall has been very productive, but tonight all I saw was this walking stick.

I’m not proud of this shot at all, it’s pretty boring and of low quality. For now I’m sticking to my goal of a picture everyday, even if I am not proud of it. I’m pretty sure that I had the ISO set to high and that’s why this picture isn’t so good.
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