I have just remembered that there is another place that had a hint of a desert.
Not Australia as it has more than a hint of it! And latitude 34 manages to avoid most of the Australian desert.
I am talking about NZ.NZ has the 90 miles beach , with Giant sand dunes where people go on rides. I didn’t do that that way, as I have a reticence against ” touristic attractions, done in the touristic way” and I woudln’t have been able to take the camera without wrecking it!
Terence who lives in Ahipara took me on a fantastic drive on the beach. I told him about my love for the desert and he said : this is our desert, showing me a very special part of the Northlands.We drove on the rocks – yes I never thought it would be possible to drive on rocks but they do that there! there is even a 10km speed limit !
It is only accessible at low tide. It was a wonderful experience.
The sky was moody, on and off grey, there was a bit of wind and mist. Which made for unusual pictures of the area, often blue sky and very bright.