Man-made objects (In the Outback)

Merty Merty and Bollard's Lagoon

The “Yellow Bus”

A popular landmark situated between Bollard’s Lagoon Station and Merty Merty, sand-dune country on the edge of the Strzelecki Desert, Outback Australia…

It was used as a stockmans’ camp.

Photo: Baz, The Landy

12 thoughts on “Man-made objects (In the Outback)

  1. Baz - The Landy August 2, 2013 / 6:35 pm

    Well, funny thing is there are a number of old Double Decker buses around as they used them for camps. They must have been cheap. One I saw not so long away was missing part of its roof, the other part of it was underneath some rail overhead bridge!


  2. kiwiskan August 2, 2013 / 12:31 pm

    I always love the tension between what man has made and the harshness of the landscape. We did notice on our travel on the Ghan, that there are a lot of wrecked cars etc scattered among the scrub and sand – but this yellow double-decker beats them all.


    • Baz - The Landy August 4, 2013 / 9:39 pm

      Nice trip along the Ghan…not that I’ve done it, but I must have a look at what photos I have of it!


  3. AndrewGills August 2, 2013 / 12:27 pm

    Hmmm … So need to head out west again. I need to get my fix of the bull dust and big skies.


    • Baz - The Landy August 2, 2013 / 6:34 pm

      What about the SImpson Desert Classic on the bike?


      • AndrewGills August 2, 2013 / 9:07 pm

        I’m actually thinking about running the Larapinta Trail next year. Will depend on money (flying to Alice from Brisbane isn’t cheap) and fitness. But I reckon it’d be cool to do the 230km trail as a stage run / walk over 5-6 days instead of lugging a heavy pack.


  4. Emilia August 2, 2013 / 7:23 am

    What a great photo! I can just imagine how shocking it must be to stumble upon that in the outback.


  5. Chris August 2, 2013 / 6:54 am

    It does have potential, but as cool as that Land Rover!


      • Chris August 3, 2013 / 1:35 am



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