There is a rapture on the lonely shore;
There is society, where none intrudes.
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more...

-Lord Byron

Definition of Walkabout :

a short period of wandering as an occasional interruption of regular work
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12 November 2016


Into the furthest depths of Death Valley one must venture bravely into if you want to try and reach the ghost town of Ballarat. My guess is that many do not try.
Born in 1897, died in 1917, the desert town's heyday was certainly short lived. Some desert rats though continued to carve out a life here at the base of the Panamint mountains. Characters such as "Seldom Seen Slim" and Frank "Shorty" Harris.
I look upon their grave markers and former residences as the summer sun beats down from above. A wild braying burro startles me from my dreaming.
I move along through the remains of another forgotten town of the American West.