13-Aug-2009 -- Continued from 29S-123E.
Since our last confluence logging we spent 2 nights in Laverton, giving the cooks the nights off, with good meals had by all at the Laverton Hotel. We could have spent more time exploring the area around Laverton, but time was at a premium, as we still had a lot of ground to cover. Heading East on the Anne Beadell Highway, we visited Pine Tree Caves, before heading north on another seldom used track, north to the Aboriginal Community of Cosmo Newberry. Even though the track was narrow, it was still an easy track to follow with more great scenery.
Again Google Earth saved us a lot of time back tracking, and we turned off on another easy to follow track just short of the Aboriginal Community. As we approached the location, it was already a successful visit, as we were less than 50 metres from the Confluence. Wildflowers in the area were in full bloom and added extra colour to the area. The remains of a small mulga post and wire were still in place, after nearly 100 years of use. As small and brittle as the Mulga posts look, they are as hard as steel and if there are no major fires in the area, will last many more decades to come.
With photos in hand, we set off further down the Great Central Road to more Aboriginal Paintings and the David Carnegie Road. What we did not know at the time was that wet weather would put a stop to this trip earlier than anticipated and not being able to log more confluences that I had permits for. As they say, there is always another Bush Trip and even more confluences.