Before setting of we checked out the museum at Coward Springs. It is in the old engine drivers quarters (on the Old Ghan Railway) which has been restored over the past two decades.
On the way to camp (still on the Oodnadatta Track) we stopped in at two mound springs. It was an amazing landscape - being surrounded by salt flats with the mound springs poking out of the ground. The mound springs have been affected by human influence and of course rabbits and do not flow anywhere like what they used to. However we did read somewhere that some spring are beginning to regain some pressure thanks to the bore capping programs in the Great Artesian Basin.
We stopped for lunch at South Lake Eyre. What an amazing view. A vast expanse of salt as far as you could see. There was also some water in the lake - you could just make it out in the distance. It was mind puzzling to think, considering how bit it was, that we were only looking at South Lake Eyre.
After the kids tried some Lake Eyre salt we hit the road again. Were slightly delayed by two flat tyres, not ours but the Drivers -both rear tyres. Refuelled at Marree and pushed on thru to Leigh Creek. Leigh Creek in a coal mining town - funny how we keep ending up in mining towns! Must be missing the fluro vests.... Leigh Creek is just a stones throw away from the North Flinders Ranges. Unfortunately we will have to leave exploring the Flinders until another time.