Haunted Tree Bore, Owen Springs Reserve, May 2016
Well the plan was to have our first Creative Camp of 2016 at Running Waters but heavy rain and rushing rivers prevented us getting to this remote location on the Finke. We spent our first night in accommodation at the quirky Stuarts Well Roadhouse hoping that the roads would be passable the next day. But the Ernest Giles road remained very boggy and we risked having to camp beside a semi-submerged vehicle and trailer on the roadside, if we proceeded. So we headed north west to a little known but lovely location on Owen Springs Reserve, known as Haunted Tree Bore. It’s the the quintessential Central Australian location, big river red gums, ancient corkwoods, red cliffs, grassland and strangely enough, given the rain elsewhere, a very dry riverbed. We were lucky see Rainbow Valley reflected magnificently in its clay pan on route and another trip there later in the week gave a couple of participants another chance to work there. Everyone was a first timer on this camp so the abundance and then scarcity of water must have seemed odd. But despite the bumpy start and set backs some really beautiful work was created on this camp as you will see. Truly a testament to time well spent immersed in this beautiful country.
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time well spent in this amazing country.