Georgia Bore – Lake Disappointment
This morning we pass by the Capricorn Roadhouse Fuel dump. This section of the track is also part of the Talawana Track, which 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 Roadhouse 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 well which was drilled by CRA for use by their survey crews in the 1970’s.
This afternoon we trek on towards Lake Disappointment, an ephemeral salt lake named by Frank Hann in 1897. After following the direction of a number of creek beds, Hann was expecting to find a large fresh water lake. He instead came across a large dry salt lake, hence the name ‘Lake Disappointment’.
This afternoon we set up camp on the banks of Lake Disappointment. Watch the spectacular panorama come alive as the sun sets. (B,L,D)