Here are the photos I promised. It’s only a small sample of those we took.
The desert seemingly goes on forever, flat and barren.
And then, on the horizon, the red cliffs appear. I have no idea why the camera decided to take a black and white photo — wrong setting? Not enough contrast on an overcast day?
I love this one, with the rock in the road. They don’t bother with signs saying “watch for falling rocks.” If the cliffs are close to the road, there’s always a layer of stones and pebbles and bigger rocks right at the edge of the road.
With no snow, you can see that the soil is red. It’s a different feeling all together.
The deer crossed the road in front of us and went right for the bush, completely ignoring us. The nearer deer has a radio collar.