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Day 7: Wednesday 3 April 2013/ Sunny and hot

Birdsville to Tippipila Creek Bush Camp via the Birdsville Track

Day 7 of our tour

Today we woke and realised that already it was our seventh day of our tour. Time flies when you are having fun and it certainly does when we are having a completely fantastic experience. Through this time we have been utterly fascinated at the beauty of creation. As usual today was going to be a fun and a big day. We were going to try to achieve going up ‘Little Red’ and possibly ‘Big Red’ too. They are big sand dunes that people drive over. They are in the last part of the Simpsons Desert. First we went up Little Red quite easily so we attempted to go up Big Red. We watched other people driving Big Red and walked up it and had fun sliding down. Then we drove up Big Red. It wasn’t as hard as we thought but we were still relieved when we were at the top.

When we were driving back to Birdsville after Big Red we saw a massive eagle nest with an eagle in it. It was very impressive.

We went back to our camper trailers and packed up. For lunch we went to the Birdsville bakery for lunch and had a pie which was tremendously yummy. Alex and Dad had a camel pie which is what the bakery is famous for and I had a pepper pie. Mum didn’t want to have a pie so instead she had a vegetable pasty.

In country towns like this it is common in a shop to have two doors so it decreases the amount of flies or like the bakery they had a fly remover out on the front that is a bit like an air conditioner that blows the flies of you before entering the shop.

At last we got on the road. We travelled on the Birdsville track and saw a dingo. We travelled through three deserts! This was because on the left side of the desert was the Strzelecki Desert and the right was the Simpsons Desert and they joined up to Sturts Stony Desert.

We stopped and arrived at a free campsite in the middle of nowhere called Tippipila Creek Bush Camp but they did have flushing toilets, solar lights in the toilet and a mirror. Fancy stuff. It was pretty cool how cows were just roaming around us but it was scary also. Luckily they weren’t too close. Afterwards when we were all set up, all of us kids had great fun exploring and playing in the bush. In the afternoon there was the most beautiful sunset. It was through the trees and making the clouds go pinks and oranges. We had a nice dinner with no lights on as we didn’t want to attract bugs and a nice warm camp fire to end the day. So that was the day seven of our tour.

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