0 Likes

Sir Frederick Range
Australia

Once upon a time there was a man who went by the name Len Beadell, he was employed as a surveyor and his job was to survey and lead a group of people who were to be known as "The Gunbarrel Road Construction Party". These men were the ones who made many thousands of kilometres of access roads over many of Australia's Deserts during the 1950's and '60s. On building a road later named "The Sandy Blight Junction Road", Len decided that after having driven his Landrover to the summit of the Sir Fredrick Range that a side track should be bulldozed and perhaps graded to allow easier access. This would later help surveyors build the trig point at the summit to assist in mapping the mostly as yet unmapped country, but also Len seemed to have his heart quite set on making the Sandy Blight Junction Road a bit of a tourist attraction, which he succeeded quite well in.

Most of the Sandy Blight Junction Road is no longer maintained and the main track has been bypassed in places due to the original track being washed away. Certain sections are quite heavily corrigated. The photographer of this image visited the area in the peak tourist season, yet did not see another human for over 2 days whilst travelling in the Northern section of the road.

The Sandy Blight Junction Road skirts the Eastern edge of the Gibson Desert and bridges 2 "main" roads, the Great Central and the Gary Junction Road (the latter built by the same party), both of these roads are unsealed gravel roads. 

Copyright: David rowley
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 7000x3500
Uploaded: 10/07/2011
Updated: 12/06/2014
Zobrazení:

...


Tags: fredrick; range; sandy; blight; beadell; desert
comments powered by Disqus

David Rowley
Getting Water On The Sandy Blight Junction Road
David Rowley
Camping on the Sandy Blight
David Rowley
Along The Gary Junction Road
David Rowley
Jackie Junction
Klaus Mayer
Uluru
Gabor Varga
Uluru in HDR
luke alcorn
Pano test
Gabor Varga
Rimwalk in the King's Canyon
Gabor Varga
On the Edge of King's Canyon
Klaus Mayer
Kings Canyon
Gabor Varga
On the Rim of the King's Canyon
Klaus Mayer
Mount Conner from Lasseter Highway
luis davilla
palace of rocca picola in la valleta. malta
Andrew Bodrov
Mars Panorama - Curiosity rover: Martian night
MoUzEs-Maciej J. Lorek
The Terrible Forest
Amin Abedini
.:: Ghalat Autumn, Shiraz, Iran ::.
Julien Mordret
INDONESIA - East Java - Sunrise over Mount Bromo
Calvin K McDonald
Fishmouth Ruins, Comb Ridge, Utah, USA
Евгений Чембарцев
december sunset
Luis Erantzcani
Sunset at Mulege's palm grove
Vlatko Šplihal
Petnja Lake - Winter 2012
Michael Malag
Salmiya seaside in IR
Martin Hertel
Toadstools - Utah
Anton Gulya-Yanovskiy
Ораниенбаум. Китайский дворец. Розовая гостиная. (Oranienbaum. Chinese palace. Rose drawing-room)
David Rowley
Cattle Country
David Rowley
Well 6 - Canning Stock Route
David Rowley
Regan's Pool
David Rowley
Dart River
David Rowley
Sunrise at the Cobb River
David Rowley
Revsundssjön
David Rowley
Milford Sound
David Rowley
Darwin Oil Storage Tunnels
David Rowley
Dýrafjörður
David Rowley
Edward Sidings Old Ghan
David Rowley
Glenluce Viaduct
David Rowley
Laxá River Iceland
More About Australia

There are no kangaroos in Austria. We're talking about Australia, the world's smallest continent. That being cleared up, let's dive right in! Australia is a sovereign state under the Commonwealth of Nations, which is in turn overseen by Queen Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of Australia and Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth. The continent was first sighted and charted by the Dutch in 1606. Captain James Cook of Britain came along in the next century to claim it for Britain and name it "New South Wales." Shortly thereafter it was declared to be a penal colony full of nothing but criminals and convicts, giving it the crap reputation you may have heard at your last cocktail party. This rumor ignores 40,000 years of pre-European human history, especially the Aboriginal concept of Dreamtime, an interesting explanation of physical and spiritual reality. The two biggest cities in Australia are Sydney and Melbourne. Sydney is more for business, Melbourne for arts. But that's painting in very broad strokes. Take a whirl around the panoramas to see for yourself! Text by Steve Smith.