- Feb 25, 2010
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- In the Bush (Peak Hill, NSW)
No BMCS. I veered left at Port Augusta...I used to deliver and pick up 72 inch drum, sheeps foot rollers when they sealed the rest of the road up through South Aus to the NT border.On my daily train commute I've been reading an anthology of weird road stories called "The End of the Road".
One, read yesterday morning, featured ghosts along the iconic Birdsville Track - a 517 km dirt road running roughly South to North through some of the most desolate and inhospitable terrain on Earth.
It really fired my imagination and I simply cannot get this out of my head. I've been watching Youtube videos of people's experiences along this amazing route (including the famous "Back of Beyond" docudrama) ever since,
Given the number of people who, ill-prepared for the heat, rough terrain and sheer distance involved, have died along this track, it would be surprising if there wasn't a ghost or two somewhere out there.
I so want to visit Australia and travel along the Birdsville Track one day (persuading the missus to join me won't be easy though!)
Any of you forumists familiar with this remote section of the Outback and have a tale to tell?
The track was a built wild in those days.