Jul 18, 2011
Aug 17, 2011
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.
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.