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Published: July 18th 2018
A bit chilly in the morning! Pedro said it was -2 degrees!
Waking up in the freezing desert to minus 2 degrees, today is the day we see the largest rock in the world. Had breakfast at Mt Connor and watched the sunrise, packed up camp and we were off to the Uluru. On our way, we found a free camp site about 15kms east of Uluru, where we left T.J, so we could head to the National Park. Had lunch at the Cultural Centre’s café before embarking on our maiden walk around the base of Uluru. At the cultural centre, we learnt about the Aboriginal culture and why climbing Uluru is disrespectful. In their traditional law, it states that Uluru is a sacred place that holds great knowledge and climbing is not permitted. Arriving there, ready to walk all the way around, we were saddened to see so many people still climbing the rock despite the many signs saying not to climb due to Uluru being sacred and culturally sensitive to Aboriginals. For the next 2.5 hours, we walked 11kms around the whole base of Uluru. The entire time, we constantly amazed by how intricate and beautiful the rock is. With relief and great satisfaction that the walk was over, we headed
The traditional owners of this land welcoming us to Uluru.
to the sunset viewing area and watched Uluru glow bright red with sun set behind it. Early night for us after a long day of walking and sight-seeing, I think a sleep-in tomorrow is well deserved.
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