Hello Everybody, we crossed from SA to NT with no issues on Sunday 16th. As you can see the police are set up here to check everyone for Covid 19 regulations.
1335 Kms North of Adelaide in the NT is Erldunda. It is a roadhouse, Hotel Motel, Caravan park, camels, emus, and a good place to stop before heading to Uluru tomorrow. We were lucky enough to meet Nellie Mick, a local indigenous artist. We bought a painting from her as the gallery she usually works in is closed due to Covid.
AYERS ROCK RESORT
After travelling approx. 268 Kms west, we reached the ‘Ayers Rock’ resort and set up camp. It is a large resort with many choices of accommodation, restaurants and shops. With Covid 19 they are not terribly busy and so not everything is open, but we have found everything we need. (food! 😊)
A massive sandstone rock and I have been seeing photos of Uluru all my life, but nothing compares to the real thing. It is a very impressive work of mother nature that is believed to have started forming 550 million years ago. Uluru is sacred to the Pitjantjatjara Anangu, the Aboriginal people of the area. The area around the formation is home to an abundance of springs, waterholes, rock caves and ancient paintings. Uluru is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
We set off early and walked around the base of the rock which is about 10.5 Kms return plus a few little walks into the gorge, water hole and caves. I enjoyed the other side of the rock more. When I say the other side, I mean the side you do not see in all the photos. It has a lot more nooks and crannies from the wind and rain. It took us 3 hours all up and we didn’t hurry so we could take it all in. Well worth it if you are ever up this way. Here are some pictures for you.
Sunset photos. Everyone goes to the viewing areas and brings their chairs, wine/beer and nibbles. It is quite the gathering. Then we all watch as the sun hits the rock and changes colour. After the sun has gone down you see blue and purple hues across the sky.
Until next time… Thanks for following 🙂