We all hoped that he read the instructions.
After an hour of flying over multi coloured, flat desert we arrived at the edge of the lake, it was quite breathtaking.
Lake Eyre with its salt pan edges and pink tinge caused by a bacteria living in the water.
The colours were unreal.
The salt and water stretched as far as we could see. It is huge and doesn't usually have water in it. At the moment it is very shallow, about 1.5 m/4ft. When it is rarely full, the max depth is 4m/14ft.
There are channels, bays, lagoons and salt mounds.
The morning sun shining on the water and salt pan looked eerie.......
....and dazzling, as we headed for the northern shores.
We flew further north towards Cowarie Station, criss crossing over the Warburton Creek, which was carrying water to the lake all the way from north Queensland. This creek is often dry and only flows when there has been more than usual rain in the north (like this year)
Birthday Bear was impressed with the views of the lake from the small plane. She looks like she might be having a bad hair day.