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Travel Blogs from Alice Springs
... back to the park and changed for the pool. Excellent temperature - refreshingly cool but not too cold. A bit of lie down on the deckchairs and we were ready for showers and catching up with this sort of thing (the blog and photos).
I needed to get a few things to cook dinner and went down the road 0.5km to a servo/shop/tavern complex where I had bought some ice yesterday without a problem. But today, the place ...
... day of clouds, all the rest have been cloudless and cool. We were in for a change though. The next two days are expected to reach 35C and 37C, so a very hot change! Interesting to see the Todd River occupants.
Time for a bit of R&R again and a general cleanup of vehicle and camper trailer and lots of washing. Also went down town and voted and restocked the supplies for ...
... dune desert) and the sand driving, just the odd bit of sand & dune. The endless rows of dunes from horizon to horizon, evoke a spirit of absolute timelessness. Had lunch at the Purnie Bore, an amazing 85 degree bore, accidentally opened by Oil exploration. They have since had to cap the bore, as it was affecting the water flow at Dalhousie Springs, 70kms away, part of the chain of mound springs extending along the outer rim of the Great Artesian Basin.Enough ...
... so hard, it was so cute. Then we went to the playground and they played there for a little bit. After that we went back to their caravan and I went back to the bus to finish the novel I had to read for school (Elli, The coming of the Holocaust). Mum and dad and the kids all came back at about 11, just as I was on the last page of my book! Anyway we are leaving for Devils Marbles tomorrow so we all went to bed!
... It was fantastic and most of the people camping walked up to watch. We learned that 6 of the 7 highest peaks in the Northern Territory are found in the West MacDonnell ranges. And, some of the most venomous snakes also call this area home - death adder, king brown and brown snakes. Lovely to find our after you have been out walking around for two days, thankfully in winter very small chance of seeing a snake. The little ...
Other places to stay in Alice Springs
41 Gap Road, Alice Springs | 3 star hostelfrom $39
Cnr Parsons Street and Leichhardt Terrace, Alice Springs | Hostelfrom $30
3 Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs | 3 star hostelfrom $35
6 Khalick St, Alice Springs | Hostelfrom $35
Traeger Avenue, Alice Springs | Hostelfrom $39
4 Mueller Street, Alice Springs | Hostelfrom $28