I've finally had some time to reflect on my experiences at the station and in Central Australia.
It was my first time in Central Australia and what an experience it was! I was given the rare and unique opportunity to spend time with a cattle property family who, for two and half weeks, shared their lives with me.
I experienced a range of emotions during my stay at Curtin Springs. I've pulled together a few photos which reflect those emotions.
|The hospitality and generosity of the family|
was amazing, considering I was a total stranger
AND a city girl as well.
|My favourite art activity was sitting and sketching|
by myself in the bush, a short distance from the homestead.
The only noise was the wind, total silence - heaven to a girl
used to continuous traffic and neighbourhood noise.
|The space and the freedom - you don't get that in the city.|
|I loved the stories attached to places on the property.|
This was the 'Halfway Tree', a old beautiful Desert Oak.
|Walking the Salt Lakes was a big highlight,|
particularly so because I was joined by my partner Craig.
Curtin Springs has a number of Salt Lakes, only accessible on
special tours or with the family.
|The textures of the Salt Lakes were amazing.|
Some crunchy underfoot, some soft.
|We had privileged access to Mt Conner, another|
beautiful asset on the Curtin Springs property.
We did a walk around the base so saw it up close.
|Sunrise at the eastern end of Mt Conner, with|
Craig in the foreground.
It was worth getting up early for.
This image is one of the most iconic from my trip.
Beats Uluru (Ayers Rock) any day.