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... and much of it in bird form. There is also a large variety of plants that provide the food and shelter for these feathered friends, along with the changes in landscape that they adapt themselves to.
All in all it was an amazing day as i spent 5 hours there in the end.
Moving on to my hosts. The two lovely ladies i stayed with are very creative people. Barb is the quilter and her studio would break some record or other. There is wall ...
... they could get out.
It also had significance for Europeans who brought cattle into the area and displaced some of the locals or taught them to be stockmen. There were the remains of the cattle pens there made out of timber railings, the concrete base for a water tank, and in stark contrast, the grinding stones used by indigenous women to grind seeds which would have been plentiful in the area due to the spring that never ran dry.
I enjoyed that walk.
Then moved ...
... all the other over priced art we have seen.
Onwards to Stanley Chasm, unfortunately quite expensive and commercialised and busy. Bit of a let down after other things we have seen on our travels, not a pinch on Echidna Chasm at the bungles. Really think we have had enough.
Next stop was the ochre pits, now this was cool and interesting. The Arrernte people have mined the ochre here for ...
... you might twist your ankle! We were told to be there by midday as that is the best time because the sun is at its highest. Aware of our reputation for always being late, we actually got there 30 minutes early! Thank goodness we thought to take our hats and coats with us, as the wind was bitterly cold while we waited for midday. I managed to find a spot hard up against the wall where the sun was shining and there was a bit on a ...
... Uluru and The Olgas. Ray and Jo's son, Andrew, was meant to be coming for dinner tonight, but he rang up apologising that he really needed to get an early night, so guess who the lucky recipients of his dinner were??? Yes, Paul and I had a lovely butter chicken tea cooked for us. Thanks Andrew! If you don't want to come for tea tomorrow night either, that's ok with us!!! (Only joking!) On another ...
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