A 2.50 hr flight from Sydney, had the tour group arriving in Alice Springs, a distance of 2022 km.
I'm going to find it much easier to share snippets from various days, in no real sequence especially. I'm like that when I pick up a magazine or newspaper too - somehow I want to know what's near the back end, or in the middle. before I read from the very beginning.
So this post, a little smorgasbord from here, and there ...
Oh, and early mornings, and evening temperatures, sat at a crispy 1 degree celcius!
Simpsons Gap, West MacDonnell National Park, an early morning stop here, in the shadows
and looking up in one section, there were sighted two Wedge-tail Eagles eating what was thought to be a Rock Wallaby. Later a lone Rock Wallaby was seen sitting on a rock shelf too.
By the dry creek-bed of the Todd River, near to the Overland Telegraph Station
Lesser Wanderer, there were many on these gum blossoms. Information sheet quotes "this butterfly contains alkaloids in it's body which induces vomiting in predators when eaten."
the Ghost Gums stood proud, their roots wedged between the ochre-coloured rocks at great heights
sunset over Glen Helen Gorge at one end ...
while at the other, was this!
Yes, I have a host of photos to share, not only views like these, but also botanical, and some birds too. The birds will be shared over on Snap Happy Birding, as I settle back in to my blogging routine again.
Oh, and maybe one last one, of final destination ....
Uluru sunrise, before breakfast back at the resort, and then returning for a 9.4 km Base Walk. Remember, it was just 1 degree celcius standing out on the viewing platforms waiting for this to happen. Even though rugged up in layers; tips of fingers were frozen, as were my toes - just plain numb! It took quite some time to thaw out.