When I started to research Lake Eyre I came across the Lake Eyre Yacht Club (LEYC) Website. The site is a treasure-trove of useful information about the current situation of Lake Eyre. It has up-to-date satellite images, visitor information, safety tips (it is after all in the middle of a desert) and much more. I also found out that one doesn’t have to be a sailor to become a member of the LEYC; persons with an interest in The Lake can apply for ‘Associate Membership’. So, I contacted The Commodore, Bob Backway. I told him that for me it was all about the ’7lows’, introduced him to www.7lows.com and asked whether my application would be considered on those grounds. I promptly got a positive reply back and here I am: proud ‘Associate Member of LEYC!
Bob also put me on to the fact that The Dieri are an Indigenous Australian people. A bit of quick research showed that in the Pleistocene Area there was ‘Greater Lake Eyre’, named Lake Dieri. Since this is kinda close to my last name, my visit was meant to be 🙂
Local Area Information
- Lake Eyre Yacht Club provides an excellent website with up-to-date information on the status of the lake. While the site is focused around boating activities, it provides lots of information useful to land based visitors.
- Dr Vincent Kotwicki’s ‘Flood of Lake Eyre‘ is an excellent description of Lake. The paper also makes reference to Lake Dieri which is an interesting name.
- A site dedicated to the Biography of the Australian Continent which includes a historical description of Lake Eyre.