Awesome Uluru

Trip Start Sep 21, 2012
Trip End Oct 27, 2012

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Ayers Rock Camping Ground

Flag of Australia  , Northern Territory,
Sunday, October 7, 2012

Yulara Day 17

Last night the sky was so bright with stars I practiced taking star trails. They still need a lot more work but will hopefully be perfect before Devils Marbles where I wish to photograph a star trail.

My alarm went off at 5am I slowly got out of bed & headed for the showers. Turned on the hot water & waited & waited & waited for the water to heat up. That never happened so a quick wash under cold water. Not a happy camper as this was the most expensive caravan park fees I'd paid so far at $48 & no hot showers. After my cold wash I went back to the caravan & proceeded to get everyone else out of bed with coffees & hot chocolates. It was now 6.15am according to my phone. I wondered why my parents weren't out of bed yet. Very unusual for my dad who's usually the 1st out of bed. By 6.45am (my phone time) dad was out & asked why I was so keen getting out of bed. I said because its nearly 7am & he showed me his watch it was 5.45am. Bugger I got out of bed at 4am. My phone had changed to Sydney day light saving & it didn't change here. Well we were on the road at 6.45am.

Along the Lasseter highway we spotted about 10 wedged tailed eagles in different areas. Jay removed a kangaroo from the middle of the road before it did some damage to someone's car who hadn't seen it.

On one section of the Lasseter highway, was a flock of Galahs Jay went past beeping his horn, they all flew up, close to the car making a great photo.

We stopped off at Mount Conner Look out. Another impressive view. Its flatter on top than Uluru.

Coming through Curtin Springs had been a recent fire, all the trees were burnt & the grass all gone leaving a very picturesque red dirt with blackened stumps all around.

We spotted our 1st glimpse of Uluru impressive even from this distance.

We arrived at Ayers Rock Resort at 10.30am. $150 for the 3 nights. Set up our caravans. Did the washing. I walked up to the look out to take some photos of Uluru & Kata Tjuta near our caravan. 

At 1pm when we were about to go for a bit of a drive Jay captured an injured pigeon. Bella cut all the hair which had tangled around its 2 feet causing it to limp really bad. They spent 30min cutting it all away. Then set it free. Hopefully it will be OK.

At 1.30pm we drove out to Uluru to purchase our 3 days park pass at $25 an adult. We decided to drive around to see what the sunset parking bay was like & where was the best place for photos for the night & decided to take a few silly photos while no one else was around. We drove around the base. So huge & spectacular different shapes at every turn. A lot of green trees & shrubs all around. We parked at the spot where they all climb up. Gosh this is so steep I don't know if I could even handle walking up there if I was even allowed so steep & high. I'm so scared of heights.

After driving around the base of Uluru we headed to the shops to do some food & nibbles shopping for our sunset pictures tonight.
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Another good read, I'm now up to date each night now.

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