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... we have ever had - won't make that mistake again! Back to the resort and an afternoon by and in the pool. Lovely! A quiet evening and light dinner of cheese, pate, crackers and of course wine for Dave! The temperature was between 36 and 38 so a little warm walking back from town but I think we are adapting quite well. The heat has really not been a ...
From the airplane, you could already see how vast the Australian outback is. For miles and miles, there was nothing but red dirt and a bit of scrub. When we finally disembarked the plane, the heat hit hard. Thankfully, the high 90s/into 100s temperatures are all dry heat.
I checked into my hostel, which thankfully didn't include bunk beds this time. Then I headed out ...
... and our first tyre - Go Figure!
So a late re-start for the 320km return drive to Glen Helen Gorge for a swim, Ormiston for a look as water did not look that inviting, the Ochre Pits and then a final swim at the Ellery Creek Big Hole – which is the pick of the swims at the moment.
Sunday was Alice Springs Todd Market Day, so a relaxed day with a Pub beer and light lunch, and then Roast at the Tavern for tea in preparation for our drive to Kings ...
... as it gets deeper, like all these water holes. No one is around just us so I go skinny dipping to save carrying wet clothes out, have not done this for awhile.
We also stop to look at a 300 year old ghost gum, pretty impressive and still in good condition.
The next day is a trip to N'Dhale gorge nature park. This is an important site for over 5,900 individual petroglyphs/ rock engravings, as well as several art ...
Not wishing to be negative, but another "highlight" of the region in addition to the heat, is the flies. Once outside, the flies are all over you, making a head net a necessity. The flies are small and don't bite, but one easily attracts 50 or 100 of them in short order. Fortunately, they don't like the cold and disappear at night, when the temp is a pleasant 70 or so. The time to visit the region to avoid the ...