The next installment with Moose, Goldie, Wolfie and Wolvie.
  • Day1

    Melbourne Airport

    April 18, 2019 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 9 °C

    Well my trusted tour guide has excelled at getting through security...it took her four attempts.
    She looks gorgeous with her travel hat on and her excited looking little face.
    She is always a picture of health and happiness at the airport and especially where there is some chance of food.

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  • Day1

    Sydney Airport

    April 18, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    The traveling gypsy on another adventure...and as always I am behind her.
    The love of my life and my best buddy and ever alert travel companion...just don’t get in her way!

  • Day1

    Mid Flight & Uluru

    April 18, 2019 in Australia ⋅ 🌬 34 °C

    After a three hour flight we have arrived. Temperature @ 34 degrees celsius and a gentle breeze.
    Flies are apparent and the earth is red with sparse vegetation just as you would expect in the Australian outback.
    Uluru is a traditional site which you can understand because of how it dwarfs the local landscape...the traditional owners of the land are the Anangu people who have lived in this area for thousands of years.Read more

  • Day2

    Uluru - Bike Ride

    April 19, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 27 °C

    First day at Uluru and began day with a walk, total body workout and stretch and then a ride around Uluru.
    The rock track is 15 kilometers and it follows roughly the contour of Uluru. Signs promote the intake of at least a liter of water an hour due to the dry, hot weather. We were relatively lucky as whilst the day was warm we started at 10.30am and finished around 2.30pm.
    The traditional owners of the land prefer you do not climb the rock as it is a sacred site and there are places where you are requested not to take photographs due to the spiritual significance of the place.
    The waterhole was dry yet you can imagine just how much water would wash over the rock in torrential rain.
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  • Day2

    Uluru

    April 19, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    More shots of Uluru around the base of the rock with the beautiful Leisa in the foreground.

  • Day2

    Uluru

    April 19, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    Final sections of the magnificent rock which because of its size and grandeur is at the centre of many dreamtime stories.
    There are sections of the rock that you are requested not to photograph due to cultural sensitivities.
    None of the waterholes had any water in them as a result of the very dry conditions which was a pity.
    On the way back from Uluru we managed to see a willi-willi which is like a very small tornado mostly comprised of dust and soil particles.
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  • Day3

    Sunrise Camel Trek

    April 20, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 13 °C

    5.15am start for the camel ride to catch first sunlight. Apparently there are one million wild camels in outback Australia. They were introduced into Australia as beasts that were able to carry large loads across large stretches of desert carrying mainly wool in the early pioneer days.
    They are able to survive without water for four weeks as they breakdown fat if water is needed.
    Apparently they have a top running speed of 40kmh per hour and our group of camels varied in colour from fawn to red brown.
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  • Day3

    Camel Trek

    April 20, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 13 °C

    More shots of the camel trek...the camels walk in a “string” with each camel delicately tethered to the one in front with a light nose string that it attaches to the fleshy part of the camels nose.
    This allows the camels to walk uniformly one in front of the other.
    Possibly the funniest part is the different characters of the camels being exposed based on how much they carry on before you mount them.Read more

  • Day3

    Getting to Know Darcy

    April 20, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 14 °C

    After the ride we got an opportunity to meet D’Arcy up close. He is the last camel in the line up because he is relaxed and slow and most importantly doesn’t get spooked.
    The best bit without doubt is mounting and dismounting as the camel has to lean forward to get their back legs to straighten and then push up with their front legs.
    When a camel is resting on the ground it rests on a bony prominence called a pedestal which also grows a callous to protect it.
    Great fun and finished off with damper and jam :)
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