23-Apr-2005 -- This was Day 2 (Saturday) of our Anzac Day weekend trip to attempt 4 confluences between Sandstone and Carnegie Station (, S27 E121, S26 E122 and S26 E123). The party consisted of my wife Sandy and I, and my brother John and his wife Mariane.
Having successfully completed two confluence visits today, we headed out along the Carnegie road from Sholl Bore, arriving at Carnegie Station around 4pm. Carnegie is the "official" start (or end) of the Gunbarrel Highway, which is one of Australia's great 4 wheel drive tracks, heading out east to join up with the Great Central Road near Warburton.
I had phoned the station owner, Ian Smith earlier in the week to obtain permission to use the station tracks. Ian's wife Faye checked us in to the caravan park and we unhitched the van, then set off south on the Prenti Downs track towards S26 E123. The track was a little rough in places, but took us to within about 800m of the confluence. Once again, we were able to drive right to the intersection across small clumps of spinifex and scrub that had been reduced by a recent bushfire and had not fully regrown to the usual impassable state. It was almost sunset, with a full moon rising when we took the photos. This was our third successful confluence visit today - the most we had ever achieved in one day.
We returned in the dark to Carnegie, and celebrated John's birthday with beer, wine and grilled sausages and steak, a great way to end a long but successful day of confluence hunting!