Flies, flies, and more flies!!!
Trip Start Apr 20, 2010
21Trip End May 15, 2010
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Voyages Ayers Rock Outback Pioneer Lodge Hotel
One runway and no taxiway. We land smoothly, taxi to the end of the runway, make a u-turn and taxi back up to the terminal
We were late starters as we left the resort at 4:30pm which only gave us one hour to explore Uluru. That ended up being more than enough especially due to the flies! Yes, you read it right FLIES! A word of caution to everyone coming to Ayers Rock: BUY a mosquito net! The flies are absolutely maddening. They swarm you constantly while you are hiking. Anyway, back to our story. We walked around Uluru for about an hour all the time hoping the weather would cooperate and the clouds would move on prior to sunset. Well, you guessed it, they did not and our sunset experience was by no means spectacular as we had hoped. That is nature, no one can control it!
We returned to the resort and decided to try out the Aussie BBQ they had on offer. You select your own meat and cook it on one of the many grills. It comes with a salad bar so it seemed like a good option and I was hankering for a good steak. Mom had a veggie burger, I, a piece of flank steak and…….kangaroo!!! YES, i was brave enough and had some kangaroo (some things do change!!). It was so-so (both the steak and kangaroo) but it hit the spot anyway. We turned in early since I had a sunrise excursion in the morning. :)