Big Red …

Big Red is 40 km west of Birdsville, about 30 metres high and famed in legend and song. It is the focus of an annual concert and a car rally. Many a 4WD wannabe takes the run out there from Birdsville  to try out their truck. Coming from the west it is, by some counts, dune number 1113.  You first see the top of it over this ridge …

One dune away ...
One dune away …

and when you get closer it looks like this …

Big Red
Big Red

On that particular day the tracks on the left ended with steep churned up sections, the tracks further right were easier. The place to celebrate is on top …

McGee on the Real McCoy
McGee on the Real McCoy

and then 40 klicks further on …

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It was just another dune.

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