Camels crossing salt lake
Camels crossing salt lake on Nilpinna Station between old Nilpinna
ruins and the Gluepot crossing
Every now and then we get cornered on salt lakes and, to save many
hours or even days of futile manouvering, we risk a crossing.
This is perhaps the most amount of trust ever sought from a lead
camel in a string. If the lead camel refuses to walk then there
isn't any hope of making headway.
Camels hate to walk in sloshy mud but as our earlier crossing was
successful (see tracks on left) the return crossing was confidently
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Camels crossing treacherous salt lake
Photo - Philip Gee (1988)