17 August

Long run today – 171 miles. The longest so far on this event and the greatest distance the Oldsmobile has travelled in one day, at least since she has been in my ownership.
We left at 7am suitably rugged up and called into look at Karlu Karlu Desert Marbles. The rock formations looked spectacular as the sun rose in the sky.
The Devils Marbles are large granitic boulders that form the exposed top layer of an extensive and mostly underground granite formation. The natural processes of weathering and erosion have created the various shapes of the boulders. Some of the boulders are naturally but precariously balanced atop one another or on larger rock formations, while others have been split cleanly down the middle by natural forces.
We spent about half an hour photographing the Olds then continued on our way.
Lorraine spent the day with another couple who were going to take her into Tennant Creek where she used to live back in the seventies. Bruce took over the catering and we had a good Aussie ‘pie and sauce’ for lunch and Lorraine enjoyed looking for the house she used to live in.
The road dipped and rose all day through stunning countryside with rock formations.
The Olds didn’t miss a beat arriving at Renners Springs at 4pm
Barrow Creek Telegraphic Station

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