15-Dec-2006 -- continued from 22S 147E
I had a plan A and plan B for this confluence. A man better be ready just in case. It turned out that plan A alone was sufficient. About ten kilometres north of Capella we found an unlocked gate and proceeded through the paddock.
The ground was a bit soft but in four wheel drive mode it was a piece of cake. After a second gate it was clear sailing to within 800 metres or so from where I was heading so I went on foot after the fence through a field of what looked like harvested sorgum. It was a very large field.
It made me wonder of all the work that is being done year in and year out around Australia by thousands of farmers who more often than not struggle just to keep the business afloat. Hang in there you guys, you do an amazing job. I found the point very easily and returned to the car where the rest of the family was waiting for me.
It was a lovely morning walk. On the way back to the road we saw half a dozen Bustards and as many red kangaroos. One of them cleared a fence very easily to get away from us. So we are now aiming for 25S 150E and we are getting closer to our final destination and Christmas with friends and family