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Alice Springs Golf Course

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  • Day22

    Alice Springs

    January 30, 2017 in Australia

    Vår tågresa fortsätter genom natten. Kanske lite svårt att sova då det är mycket slammer då 900 meter tåg ska ta sig fram mil efter mil.
    Fantastisk morgon då vi kliver ut strax före soluppgången, typ 6:15, för att med en mugg kaffe/te i handen se ljuset komma upp vi horisonten. Vi är "in the middle of nowhere" i Marla, en ort som bara består av en skylt "Marla". Nu är vi i The Outback, centrala delarna av Australien som antagligen gud glömde; - bara buskar, röd jord, förkrympta träd, ormar, möss, spindlar och lite annat krafs. Samtidigt magiskt vackert så man får ont i magen.
    Så småningom tillbaks till vårt tåg, resan fortsätter och framemot lunchtid intar vi en härlig brunch i restaurangvagnen. Tidig eftermiddag kommer vi fram till Alice Springs som kokar i värmen och tyvärr måste vi lämna vårt tåg som fortsätter mot Darwin utan oss. Alice Springs ligger nästan så mitt i Australien man kan komma bara 20 mil söder om den geografiska mittpunkten, ett riktigt skitställe om ni vill veta.
    Benämningen The Ghan kommer från de kamelryttare som före tågets ankomst skötte transporterna i detta gudsförgätna land. Man trodde att de kom från Afghanistan även om de sannolikt var från Pakistan.
    Nu förbereder vi oss inför morgondagens äventyr men de får vi återkomma till.
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  • Day27

    Up, up and away

    March 14 in Australia

    Time to leave. I finish cleaning house and wash the sheets and towels and leave them to hang. There's no proper cleaner so you have to do it before you go.
    After that I go to the clinic and add something I forgot to some patient notes I did yesterday, drop off my excess food so someone else can have it. I say my goodbyes and yes, I reckon I'll come back later in the year. I wave to some, shake hands with some and hug Jeannie and Soli. I felt quite a bond with Jeannie and I think she did with me (she's 67 but doesn't look it) and she said we should have a stint together at Ali Curung. That's another community up the road closer to Tennant Creek. One of her girlfriends is out there now.

    When I go to shake Warren's hand he pulls me in for a hug which I'm surprised but honoured at. One of the locals expressing his acceptance and gratitude 😊👍 Maybe I did fit in. Warren is a local young fella who works as an Aboriginal Health Worker and community liaison person. He was always happy and smiling, liked a chat, and a thumbs up. He's maybe in his 30's but is already a grandfather. They start families so early here! Another thing I kept getting shocked at- they look so old for their age, someone who I would expect to be in their 60's or 70's is younger than me! Lack of nutrition and therefore chronic disease, smoking plus time in the sun will do that.

    Anyway, I take the Hilux out to the airstrip where Pauline the nurse, who left when I arrived, comes back on the plane. I give her the hilux and her donga keys and get on the plane with my luggage and a big box of pathology specimens to take to Alice. We have lots of specimens to get to Path as we haven't been able to drive them to Alice for a week because of the closed roads.

    As we fly out of Ampilatwatja in a four seater plane I see how small the town is and how it really is in the middle of nowhere. I do feel I'm destined to be back.
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  • Day27

    Into Alice

    March 14 in Australia

    It's greening up quite a bit from the recent rains. Long straight roads criss cross the immense desert. I see the odd station homestead, aboriginal communities and sometimes a well or mustering area. At one point the pilot points out a "secret American base". Apart from the well known Pine Gap base with its white mushroom looking buildings very close to Alice Springs there are 2 others. We fly over one of thoseRead more

  • Day27

    Luxury!!!!

    March 14 in Australia

    Wow! I'm feeling so spoilt! From windy dirt and dust to this! Double Tree Hilton Hotel (paid for by RAHC) feels like indulgence but I feel I deserve it. So, I have a nice lunch of lamb wrap- the fresh crisp salad!!! And a REAL coffee! Heaven
    What to do in the afternoon? I could go re-explore Alice Springs but no I decide I need water so I relax by their lovely pool for a few hours. I have a couple of dips and feel the tension and dust wash off.
    For tea I go back to the same restaurant for a big juicy steak.
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  • Day27

    Touch down

    March 14 in Australia

    Samarah from RAHC picks me up from the airport. The charter plane stops right beside the RFDS hangar. That felt quite fitting as that's where our patients end up when we fly them out.
    We then go find Western Diagnostics in Todd Mall to drop off the box of specimens. After that it's to Double Tree Hilton Hotel!

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