A little white balance

“The cure for everything is salt water – sweat, tears or the sea…”

Karen Blixen

In 1857 the Governor of South Australia chose to name this salt lake after his friend and colleague, Gordon Gairdner. Lake Gairdner is in the Northern Gawler Ranges, 440km from Adelaide. This lake is over 160km in length and covered in over a metre of hardened salt. The pure whiteness of the salt make it spectacular place to visit, but also has lead to it’s involvement is two special activities. Lake Gairdner is a unique spot for land speed racing, either by rocket or wheel driven vehicles. Each March it hosts the annual speed week run by the Dry Lake Racers of Australia. NASA also has use for it. This lake is the whitest object on the Earth that is visible from space. They use it to white balance their orbiting telescopes and cameras. #sociallydistantplace #letsmakelemonade

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