Day 13 - The Red Centre - Uluru Sunrise

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May 31st 2017
Published: May 31st 2017
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Hi again, we are still at Uluru this morning. An early start at 6 am, to go experience the sunrise washing over Uluru. By the time we left and got to the site it was about 7.05am and the sun was already peeking over the horizon. I set the go pro for 2 second auto shots and it took 800 photos . I will give these to my son Michael who will do his magic to collate the photos. I think I liked the sunset more. We then headed back to the cabins, finished packing and left for Coober Pedy. Now ever since we have been in the Red Centre I have been seeing lots of adverts on camel rides farms etc. I wanted to ride a camel but the others didn't seem interested. Well we have been to all of the tourist shops, information centres and everything else touristy and I had not been able to find a simple camel ride that did not include fancy bells and whistles . Anyhow, and don't laugh at this, I went to the toilet this morning in the dark (remember our cabin hasd no facilities) and on the wall of the toilet block were two brochure racks. Now this is the first time I have every seen tourist brochures in toilets. Well one of the two brochures was promoting the local camel farm and the different tours it provided including 10minute tours. Well I excitedly ran back to the cabin, appropriately dressed off course , and told the others that I had found the camel rides. Well the enthusiasm was overwhelming NOT. Anyhow we did go to the camel farm and 8 of us were brave enough to get close to these gigantic creatures and no one fell off. If was the highlight of the day . After the camels we started our journey back to Coober Pedy. We are now heading back home and Coober Pedy is the first stop over. Now this stop over will be different. We have booked accomodation in one of the old mines that has been converted to a hotel. We are 20 meters underground and you can still see the mining activity in the corridors. OMG the grandchildren have not stopped exploring this underground cavern. Interesting these rooms have no air conditioning, no heating and no windows. The temperature in the room is a constant 23degrees although the receptionist advised the rooms get warmer as it gets colder outside. I am not going to pretend to know how that works but it will be interesting sleeping tonight.

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