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Published: January 12th 2011
Woke up to a beautiful orange sunrise outside our tent this morning 😊
As I was packing up my stuff with the tent door open I felt something on my backside, thinking it was Mark I turned around only to be confronted by a horse!!!
We set off down the Stuart Highway once more & first stop of the day was the Devil's Marbles - an interesting array of boulders sat on top of each other. They are composed of layers of rock which fall off like an egg shell! Some of the rocks even sound hollow where the outer shell has separated from the inner layers. After wandering around, scrambling up rocks & taking a few compulsory silly photos we headed down the road to Eliot, the UFO capital of the Northern Territory! After failing to see any of the wee green men (but seeing several emus) we set off to Barrow Creek Telegraph Station. Most of the stops along the highway are old telegraph stations that have grown into settlements. The old telegraph building was lovely, Mark & I have decided we should live there! There were also interesting birds nests made of mud under the porch. At
the pub down the road we also saw a Redback Spider with egg sacs!
Last stop of the day was as we crossed the Tropic of Capricorn & officially left the tropics for the desert! We got to Alice Springs, bid Travers farewell, upgraded again to a lovely double room then set out with Aurelie & Sylvia to Annie's Place where Travers had booked a table for us & we got a good meal for $5 each 😊
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