No Flies on us mate!

Trip Start Jul 18, 2011
Trip End Aug 17, 2011

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Flag of Australia  , Northern Territory,
Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Arrived at Ayers Rock at lunch time weather was really sunny and it was 25 degrees so very pleasant.  The landscape was very different from anything we have see so far and we now understand why they call it the red centre.  The ground is a very vibrant red and so are the rock formations but these are balanced by the greens of the trees and grasses and some blue/grey bushes.  A very dramatic landscape.  In the evening we attended the Sounds of Silence dinner which was set out in the bush.  We were met by waiters offering champagne and canapes with a difference as they were crocodile and kangaroo.  Entertainment was provided by a really nice man playing the didgeridoo as the sun set over Uluru.  The main meal was a combination of normal food  and bush food including crocodile salad and kangaroo steak, crocodile tasted a bit like fishy chicken and the kangaroo was very like beef.   After the meal all the lights were turned off and a very informed lady explained all the stars in the night sky then let us look through a telescope at the Southern Cross and the Milky Way. - bit of a sad point though - Dawn had her camera pinched which led to a lot of distress.

In the morning we rode on camels towards Uluru to watch the sunrise - the colours in the sky were amazing as the sun came up and the camels weren't as bad as we expected.  They didn't spit, they didn't smell and there was no flies.  Flying to Sydney next.
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John McD on

Looks like you two have gone native
sorry to hear of your camera getting lifted
Hope you have loads of duplicate shots on another camera or phone
Cheers me dears. John

Julie on

How upsetting about your camera, thieving *!@#^*!
Both looking cool in your bush hats! :-) x

Steve on

Sounds like fun. Don't worry about your camera but DO get another (good) one. You'll only get one chance to take those photos and you'll need to get one some time anyway.

On those kind of trips, you will always get something like that happen at some point (believe me!) so its nothing to worry about. Just have fun and get your pics on CD regularly.

Have fun and another crocodile steak for me!

Steve on

When do you get your camper van??? We had a great weekend in ours with the Hattie and Jamie! We went on a (very long!!!) bike ride too!

They are having fun (so they tell us) but miss you loads.


10teecee10 on

Glad you had a good time in Caines and Ayres Rock. Sydney here we come!! Satisfying when your hours of planning come together. A great pity about your camera. But that was yesterday. Enjoy to-day and look forward to tomorrow!!

We're taking Hattie and Jamie to London on Tuesday and they've decided they want to go on the Duck & visit Madame Tussauds. There'll be a lot of tube and DLR travel inbetween. We went over to No.5 to-day and all's OK.
Have fun.
Love, Dad & Jean. XX

Pp on

Sorry to hear about your camera and I know you won't let that get in the way of your amazing adventure.

Certainly looking forward to your next blog entry and reading more about your experiences. It's so nice to be able to follow you both on an amazing adventure in this way.

Love the hats ...I'm assuming you both had to get through a few bottles of wine to create the unique look. Ayres Rock looks amazing and Wombat the Camel looks just as magical.

Have a safe journey to Sydney.

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