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All of a sudden we were not alone anymore, not lost in the desert

The two cars belonged to Fred and Renate, Hans and Iris. They already did the Telegraph Road through the Cape York and were on their way to Sydney to catch a flight in 8 days. We told them how much water they have to expect in the Spring Creek Delta. They said if they continued as far as we already went and could not go ahead, they would not have enough fuel to return to Birdsville. We were pleased about their decision to back track to Birdsville straight away - in this sense it was a win-win situation: they helped us to start our car again and we saved them from running out of fuel and time. Since that day our car starts again without any problems: it might have just been the starter motor being in an unfortunate dead point, which we could have solved with a hammer or by pushing the car a bit forward and backwards. We don't know - we got the car checked and it is all ok ...