Here we are in the red centre of Australia. And slap bang in the middle is the iconic Ululu (Ayers Rock) which has been given World Heritage listing, and rightly so. Uluru rises 348m from the arid desert floor and we have been on trips to view it at various times during the day. Always awe inspiring, it is no wonder that it is considered sacred by the indigenous people.
Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock
Less well known but equally inspiring are the 36 dome heads of Kata Tjuta, also known as The Olgas.
We took a walk between two of the domes, so it was good to get up close to these interesting rock formations. However, the track was extremely rough, and we were very careful where we placed our feet – a bit wary of a sprained ankle, or worse.
Walking at Kata Tjuta
And to finish off our time at Uluru, we joined a happy band of other holiday makers at an evening barbecue. The temperatures drop quite low in the desert during the evening, and we were supplied with fleecy ponchos to wear, if required – looking rather like a group of monks having a big night out! We got to try kangaroo steak, and found it rather tasty, together with more prawns, chicken, salads, Australian wine, and dessert to follow.
All rugged up for our BBQ in the cool dessert air
I’ve been busily writing up my travel blocks, recording where we stay, where we go, and attractions visited. Also other exciting (to us) titbits such as trying kangaroo for the first time!
Writing on more blocks
I purchased another apron too, (just call me the Apron Queen) the fabric was designed by Aboriginal artist Rachael Stevens, so will be a great reminder of our time spent in the outback of Australia.
Another new apron
If readers would like to keep up with our travels in more detail, do pop over to our other blog, which gives a much fuller account of our Aussie Adventures.
You can find it on www.romanyrambler.blogspot.com