Bond Springs Outback Retreat
Travel Blogs from Alice Springs
... s report challenged the church to improve the lot of outback people and hence the Australian Inland Mission (AIM) was established with Flynn as its first superintendent. He implemented his dream of bringing safety, medical, social and religious services to the isolated outback communities. He lived from 1880 to 1951.
We then visited the Gallery whereby I really wanted to view some of Albert Namatjira's paintings however upon entering the Gallery ...
... which was absolutely beautiful We also had some fantastic news from Kirsty, that she was being discharged from hospital after undergoing MRI and stress tests, the results of which were all completely normal The doctors believe that the bad chest infection she had previously suffered had effected the muscles around her heart which had caused the chest pains. But after the days in hospital with complete rest, they were happy to discharge her, which was certainly a great relief for ...
... and the Royal Flying Doctor Service came into being.
We went on to Simpsons Gap which is similar to Heavitree Gap in Alice itself, another natural gap in the Ranges with a water course in it, only this one actually had water - very cold water! Amazing (how many times have I used that word since we have been up here !) and awe inspiring. We saw three rock wallaby's, on the rocks, funnily enough!, although they were a bit too far away to get a good photo ...
... to Heavitree Gap so that we could see her on the journey to Adelaide. At this point the rail line is literally
alongside the roadway so it is a slow chug at the start of the 1500km+ train
All in all, a
nice relaxed end to our stay here in The Alice.
Tomorrow we have a short drive of just 140km further north to Gemtree –
gateway to the gem fields!
... was kind of dry. The kangaroo was nicely done, and tasted good, but after hand feeding them in Adelaide, I was harder to eat them! Guess it's just like eating lamb or veal ... I still have trouble with that.
Then it was back to our hotel and Sandra and I watched most of an episode of "Inspector Lewis" on the telly - I never did find out who dunnit, cuz I sacked out about 2/3 of the way through. A long but very interesting day.