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The Bight needs all the support it can get, so please forward to others who may want to #FIGHTFORTHEBIGHT
Statement of Concern :
The Great Australian Bight is home to a unique and extraordinary array of marine life. Whales, sea lions, birds, turtles, fish and sponge gardens all depend on its pristine waters. The Indigenous people of the Nullarbor and Western Eyre Peninsula have been its custodians for tens of thousands of years - and remain so today.
We have formed this Alliance to stop BIG OIL companies drilling in the Bight.
BIG OIL = BIG RISKS.
An oil spill disaster in the Great Australian Bight would be devastating. Seven years ago in the Gulf of Mexico, the United States was subjected to one of the world’s worst oil spills. The clean up still continues today. But the loss of life and livelihoods, the horrific fate of tens of thousands of oil coated fish, birds and mammals cannot be recovered.
This must never happen to the Bight whose clean and healthy waters support people’s lifestyles and local industries right across southern Australia.
Coastal communities – people from Western Australia’s southern coastlines, across the coasts and peninsulas of South Australia and Victoria, to the beaches of Tasmania – value and rely on our clean oceans, beaches, islands, reefs and fisheries.
We need to support them and protect our environment and our fishing and tourism industries.
Together, we will call for the protection of the Great Australian Bight and we will oppose plans by big international oil companies who would risk this pristine ocean for an oil field.
Together, with people, communities and organisations from across southern Australia – those who are at greatest risk from an oil spill - we can protect the Bight from the risks that BIG OIL will bring to it.
We can stop BIG OIL.
Will you join us?
Sign here: http://greataustralianbightalliance.nationbuilder.com/?recruiter_id=101044
Hopefully the next time I come back here there will be something more interesting going on in the sky.. talking recently with another photographer about how we have to travel back to the same spot over and over til we get that shot we envision. Can’t wait til flying cars are invented and I can cut out some travel time ...
#2 of 10 〰️ our fave Aussie roadtrip locations ... in no particular order ...
📍 OODNADATTA TRACK, outback SOUTH AUSTRALIA
What can we say, this was our first remote off roading with the caravan so we may be a little nostalgic BUT the scenery is incredible and journey very historical. The 4wd track runs along the old Ghan railway and you will encounter endless ruins of train tracks, bridges, train stations (called sidings), farms and small townships.
There are natural springs, Australia's largest inland salt lake (fyi: Lake Eyre ~ some facts below), red sand hills, free camps galore .. and of course the remote perk of amazing star gazing ;)
A detour off the Oodnadatta track took us to the painted desert, something to behold in the day but also to experience at the rising or setting of the sun = the painted desert colours come alive.
Again, some people had negatives opinions and were opposed to exploring or staying overnight in Oodnadatta township. A town with predominantly indigenous locals but is interesting as hell. We were the only ones who stayed at the towns free camp and headed to the pub for beers and a chat with the publican. He offered us free hot showers .. and after 5 days of no showering this was beyond emotional lol. The publican spoke about the activities the pub were offering to keep the local youth busy and engaged, like pool comps and the like. Yeah, the town looks dirty .. it's in the middle of Australia and is surrounded by red dirt .. what else would you expect. Yeah, the town looks rough with boarded up windows and shutters but to judge everyone based on these appearances is sad. We had a great time in oodnadatta, the location and cultural differences worth the visit. An eye opener for sure and positive one at that.. we take our western and city living too serious. Time to broaden our real knowledge of the world we live in.
Lake Eyre is made up of 2 lakes, lake eyre north and south and only fully fills approx 4 times per century. The area is one of the driest places in Australia and relies on flood waters from North East QLD and NT to push underground water from the undergeound storage basin into Lake Eyre.