Georgia Bore - Lake Disappointment
Departing Well 24, the Stock Route passes by an area called the Capricorn Road House Fuel dump. This section of the track is also part of the Talawana Track that if followed to the west for 450kms will take you to Newman. Before fuel was available at Kunawarritji, anyone travelling the Canning Stock Route would have to pre-organise a 'fuel drop' through the Capricorn Road House located in Newman. Fuel would be carted out in 44 gallon drums and dropped off with your name written on top of each drum, a practice some still prefer today.
We arrive at Georgia Bore for a stop off and look around. Georgia Bore is not one of the traditional Wells sunk by Canning but a bore drilled and equipped Well by CRA for use by their survey crews in the 1970's.
The water is again excellent quality so we take the opportunity to replenish our supplies. Later we trek on towards Lake Disappointment, named in 1897 by Frank Hann who after following the direction of a number of creek beds was expecting to find a large fresh water lake. This afternoon we stop for a number of excellent photo opportunities before camping on the banks of this huge salt lake around Well 20. (B,L,D)