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Nishan-E-Afghan Park

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  • Day51

    Ghost Gums

    June 27, 2017 in Australia

    The paintings of Aboriginal artist Albert Namatjura made the ghost gum one of Australia's best known trees. They are an icon of the outback where their pure white trunk and bright green leaves contrast starkly against the red landscape.

  • Day5

    Alice Springs

    April 27, 2017 in Australia

    We've been here a few times so didn't feel the need to hang around beyond a quick mall walk and a coffee etc. We quite like the place, although it's a shame to see so many shops empty. Walking the mall midweek you'd expect a crowd but AS seems just to amble along in its own time. Then again I expect the mall is far too touristy for the locals to hang out in if they don't have to.

    One thing that is new is the very impressive Supreme Court of NT, a huge glass creation that dominates everything as you walk down the mall. Impressive, but I'm guessing that's the whole point.

    Not far out of AS we crossed the Tropic of Capricorn- the official boundary between desert and tropics. It's also where the saying "going troppo" describes the increased 'odd' behaviour of those trying to cope with the humidity in the buildup to the Wet season. At least that's what the sign said anyway. It also said there was free wifi but THAT was a lie, so.....
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  • Day48

    We Arrive in the Red Centre Way

    June 14, 2017 in Australia

    On Saturday we got up early to go to rainbow valley. We had breakfast there and a little singing honeyeater came and had it with us. We got some really good photos of him though.
    We went on a walk past a clay pit and there was lots of crack on it. I decided to walk out onto it thinking it would crack while I was on it.
    Then that afternoon we arrived at a free camp near Uluru and set up then went and watched the sunset over the rock.
    The next morning we got up early again to watch the sunrise over Uluru.
    We went on a tour which was interesting except the rock climb wasn't open that day so we didn't get to climb it.
    The next day we got up earl yet again. This time it was earlier than all the others because we had to drive a little further because we were seeing the sunrise over Kata Tjuta. We had pancakes for breakfast that morning and then we went on a walk to walpa gorge which it was really windy in there except the walk was good then we went on a walk called valley of the winds which wasn't really that windy except the views were amazing.
    On that walk we saw some zebra finches which were pretty. When we were walking back I started to get hungry so I asked what was for lunch and it turns out that we have some really nice spreads on our sandwiches to look forward to.
    Then that afternoon we went and rode some camels which was AWSOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Especially getting on and off. Because camels are so tall they have to be on there knees while we get on and they stand up which is the fun bit.
    On Tuesday we got up and drove to a free camp near kings canyon the next day we drove to kings canyon and did the rim walk. We had to walk up a big staircase (there was about 250 stairs) before we got to the top then we started walking around the rim we came to like a shaded bit and had morning tea. Then we walked to the lost city and it was awesome there it looked like a city because it started off as big square bits of rock and then over time it has eroded down into domes that look like little houses. Then we walked to a lookout that looked down into the garden of Eden which we were going to have lunch in. So we walked down and there was a fair few stairs. When we got down there it was beautiful there was a nice waterhole (we weren't aloud to swim in it) and lots of rocks to sit on. We had spreads again. There was one sandwich left over so we gave it to a man who forgot his lunch he said “thank you I will really enjoy this” and it looked like he really enjoyed it. There was nothing else about the walk that was really that exciting so we went back to our campsite which is on the edge of a rocky slope which Erin and I had a really fun time exploring. We had a fire against the rock face and it was really cool views.
    On Thursday we set off for hermannsburg which is close to a place called Palm Valley. So we drove there and it's called palm valley because there is lots of cabbage palms. We went on a walk and we stopped at a little creek for a snack the creek wasn't very clean then we went back to our campsite for showers tea and a hot cocoa.
    On Friday we went to a lookout that showed us a crater and the aboriginal story is that 2 women were dancing and one had put her baby on the edge of the dance floor and the baby got knocked off. But the scientific story is that 142.5 million years ago a comet believed to be 600 metres wide hit earth making a crater 2km wide. That night we stayed at a place called 2 mile which is part of the Finke river.
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  • Day48

    ALICE SPRINGS

    June 14, 2017 in Australia

    ALICE SPRINGS
    Our next stop was Alice Springs. We stayed at Big4 MacDonnell Ranges Caravan Park. The three nights we stayed we didn't much except stock up. At the park Ben an I had free time, we went on the waterslide and in the pool, jumping pillows and the playground. We also went to see a music show and became the Big4 MacDonnell Ranges Caravan Park Choir.

  • Day61

    ALICE SPRINGS

    June 26, 2017 in Australia

    A jobs day in Alice Springs. Many loads of washing done and I braved the shopping centre again and didn't find it quite as scary as the first time! I have bought 2 1/2 weeks of food - I'm not sure how it is all going to fit in the trailer....
    Still in search of ways to bake I attempted to make oat, banana and choc chip muffins in the park microwave. They were a bit odd but everyone seemed to like them, so I call it a success!
    The caravan park was very noisy with large school groups of 15 year olds arriving all the time. I longed for the quiet campsites we had been having over the last week. (Did teach a group of teenage boys how to use the washing machine).
    We have timed our stay so that we somehow miss out on the free park activities, so to treat ourselves we bought fresh strawberries and icecream, chocolate and strawberry mousse from a little stall that opens every night. Delicious, and the same price as buying 4 magnums from the shop!
    Time went very quickly, and it felt like we had no real chance to catch up with blogs, photos, social media etc.
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