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Published: March 15th 2015
A leisurely start to the day with a taxi ride to the airport. Our first flight was from Adelaide to Alice Springs. Walking down the steps from the plane to the tarmac was a pleasant surprise, hot and dry. Just a few minutes in the airport before we walked back out to the plane to Ayers Rock. This plane was less than a quarter full, and so after take off Lyn moved to a window seat on the port side and I took one on the starbard side. Lyn got the best view and photos of Uluru as we approached the airport. We were collected at the airport and there was just enough time to book in at the hotel before catching the coach for the Sunset tour. This tour took us into the national park where we visited the 36 domes of Kata Tjuta and took an hour walk into Walpa Gorge. The temperature was now 41°C and we were glad to have bought fly mesh to go over our
hats and cover our faces. We then arrived at Uluru just before sunset and were invited to have a glass or two of wine and some nibbles while photographing the sunset. We were back at the hotel at 7.30, and grabbed a quick snack before lights out early for a 4.30 start in the morning.
The stars were still out when we got on the coach at 5.30 for the sunrise tour. A cup of tea and packet of biscuits awaited us at Uluru where we watched the sunrise at 6.47. We then drove around the rock where the tour guide pointed out the sacred spots and the stories that go with them. This was continued on the Mutijuti walk and the Cultural centre. We were back at the hotel by10.30 although it felt like late afternoon. We are now waiting for the coach to take us to Kings Canyon, so hopefully a restful end to the day before the Rim Walk tomorrow.
Sorry poor or no pictures again. Mixture of this software and slow internet prevents it.
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