Adelaide to Alice to a big rock

It’s been a while since the last update, that’s because I’ve been about 400km from anywhere in the middle of this country. Had an excellent time at Ayers Rock/Uluru, walked round it (10km/3 1/2 hours) and took a ton of pictures, and saw it at sunrise and sunset. Also we visited The Olgas/Kata-Tjuta, a series of smaller rocks but just as interesting as the big one. Because the rock is so big you can walk round it by yourself and not see anyone else very often! There’s lots of holes and caves that you don’t see from far away so it was definitely worth walking around. We did it very early in the morning so it was cooler than later in the day.

 Also another thing I liked about the outback was the clear night skies, there were so many stars to see. Fascinating to see them, but the only ones I could identify were Orion’s Belt.

To get to Ayers Rock we flew from the nearby town of Alice Springs. When I say nearby,  I mean 465km or a five hour drive. There is not much to do in Alice, a guy I spoke to said the only thing to do is watch the traffic lights change! However we were only there for one day, we arrived on the Ghan train from Adelaide.

We had a good time in Adelaide although probably spent too much time there as there wasn’t that much to do. However we went to three days of the test match (including the last day, sat amongst the delirious Aussies!), a great white shark museum, saw the Ashes urn, went to a exhibition about Don Bradman, went to Mt Loftly lookout, and had a brief tour of a chocolate factory.

And today we went to the first day of the third test match in Perth, the best day we have been to so far. 12 wickets and 300 odd runs, and finally Panesar played! We had a great seat five rows from the front, and it was good to see England putting the Aussies on the rocks for once. England to win the series 3-2, you heard it here first!

 That’s all for now folks.

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