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Old 07-24-2020, 02:39 AM
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The part of the Simpson Desert we in was a big area and most of it is around 80' below sea level. The huge dust storms would come off the salt lakes, the famous one is Lake Lyre. The pilots hated going below sea level. It just freaked them out.

Every 2 weeks we would get a huge dust storm. The temp would peak at around 50's but this is only a guide. The longer it took for the dust storm to happen made the temp go stupid, go real high.

We waited 5 weeks one time for the dust storm to come. It took all of mid summer. Every crew change twice a week would have 6 new people and 6 new people going back home. The last night before the dust storm was 45c or 113f at midnight. It peaked at 64c or 147f next day. Out of 55 men only me and another guy, the biggest man I have very seen. He had to turn sideways to get through the doorways. Were the only 2 left standing. All the rest were in aircon that got the temp to a cool 45c lol lol. Then the dust storm hit us next night as we were walking to the rig for shift change. None of us knew it was happening as they normally come in daylight hours. The wind hit us lifted all off the ground the flung us backwards at a great pace. I stopped about 4km or 3miles next to the only small bush per square 1km and remember thinking if anything lives out here it is where I am.
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Old 07-24-2020, 06:23 PM
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With the dust storms much better things happened too. I hated the Simpson Desert but 18 months later I fell in love with beautiful of it. It is just so big, so beautiful. When I left the Deserts I left a piece of me with it. Have never been the same since.

The most beautiful thing I have ever seen is the all the Desert country receiving rain, even in the Simpson Desert had a lot of rain. It is a very rare event for the Simpson Desert to get rain. Especially the part we were in.

The whole Deserts from the air were totally green & gold for as far as you could see. You could of sold it for the best pasture land in the world. Watching the desert turn into flower.......On the way to the sand runway for our planes I counted 16 different flower types. Month later it was all gone except for the seeds that resemble fiber glass splinters. It got into everything at Fly Lake. After that hole everything was so badly effected with seed all bedding clothing was destroyed. It is something you had to experience to really know bad it was.

A big step for me into Horticulture.
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Old 07-29-2020, 02:11 AM
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Another Tillandsia that looks like it will grow here OK. At the unusual dry heat last summer it took out 3 of these plants but they were small as per these images. They are strong growers and good lookers.

Tillandsia neglecta. Notice the different colouring.



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