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Back in the 1800's telegraph messages could only be sent about 200 kilometers before the signal would degrade and the message had to be re-sent. Alice Springs, at the time called Stuart, was first settled in the 1870's as a repeater station for the telegraph line from Adelaide north to Darwin. It was also the end of the Ghan railway from Adelaide. …
Today we got up at 5am so that we could get on a bus and drive almost 6 hours to see a rock. Before stopping at THE rock, Uluru, we stopped at some other lesser rocks. A few times, between bathroom breaks, we walked around, swatted flies, and looked at rocks. Our drivers told us many stories and legends about the rocks we saw, but, since the …
... to find a massive queue. And only 50 minutes till our flight leaves. So some pushing in was in order. Followed by some showing of tickets and jumping on the express queue. Made the flight and found our seats. We were able to score the emergency exit so leg room is a joy (photo attached). Also had an amazing view of ''the red centre'. 11,000 feet makes stuff look good. By ...
... doing the same loop (from Germany and Switzerland). After finished my beers it was time for me to go shower and go to bed. But before I looke up and the stars were amazing. So many of them. Plus there were so many shooting stars. It was unreal. And in the distance there was a lightning storm. I have only seen more stars once And that was in Milford sound
Showered and off to bed. Great sleep. ...
... haben und dann nach Alice Springs gefahren sind. Dort sind wir durch die Stadt gelaufen, haben uns die drei allten Gebaeude angeschaut und sind auf einen Huegel geklettert, um den Sonnenuntergang ueber der Stadt zu sehen. Ich meine, wenn einem der Reisefuehrer einen dreihundertFUENFundsechzig Grad Blick ueber die Stadt verspricht, kann man das ja nicht versaeumen. Hier sind auf jeden Fall viele Aboriginies unterwegs. Fortsetzung ...
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