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Published: June 18th 2014
Let's see if this ROCK is what it's cracked up to be?
I guess I’ll let the photos tell the tale. Our sunset tour started 14h00 and took us in various forms; walking and driving all around the base of Uluru with Rebecca of SE.IT being a very able tour guide and storyteller.
I have to admit I find this piece of rock oppressive, moody and unwelcoming. There are far too many secrets; too much that is sacred. I am inclined to think if that
is what it is; then let it be entirely.
But as the aborigine ancestors snakes twisted and turned themselves into shapes and monuments on the rock I did learn for the first time that if you see non-venomous snakes around be at ease because they eat and destroy the venomous ones.
The sun let us down and set very quietly behind a massive bank of clouds. After more champagne; humus and bread we headed home to put our sleepy knee-hi’s to bed.
The ablution facilities here are an upgrade to those at Curtin Springs. I took some pics. See below. Interesting: A mop in a bucket at the entrance invites showers users to mop up before
you leave; it seems to work quite well. We had an opportunity to do some laundry in same style as back home. We also added a 6 berth cabin to our sleeping arrangements in Yulara Park; Jurie and I chose to have the camper to ourselves for the night. Mental note to self: always introduce the odd “night out” when travelling with more than the immediate family unit in a camper. It just gives both sides a moment to recharge. A pleasant evening of chatting at the dining-area on the porch (despite the wintery air) with a selection of cheeses, crackers and bread made us all mellow and a little reluctant at the thought of tomorrow’s very early start. Our alarms have been set for 5h30 in anticipation of the Kata-Tjuta sunrise viewing and Katyla Gorge walk. Scroll down for pics
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