Left Alice Springs around miday for my 3.5 day uluru trip. The first day was mostly driving to Kings Canyon, where we spent the first night. Spent the first night entertaining ourselves by watching the stars and jumping out of bushes at people walking around in the dark. Slept in swags under the stars.
Next morning we left early to go to Kings Canyon. Went on a fairly long walk, the first bit was up a very steep hill (also known as heart attack hill). Walked across the top of the canyon looking down into the River. We walked down in the Garden of Eden, A little oasis in the dessert, lots of green plants, ferns, a river, and a little pool with two ducks called adam and eve. Managed to get down there before lots of school groups did. After the walk we were going to see the singing Dingo, A dingo which can apparently howl in tune with a piano. But Bryan forgot to take us there, nevermind. Headed off to Yalara (the resort near Uluru) in the afternoon, stopping to have lunch, bua n inland lake which had dried up so it was a big lake of salt. Arrived at Yalara in the afternoon and headed off to go and watch sunset over Uluru at the official sunset point. There was lots people there so it was a bit crowded but you did get to see how the colours of ulur change as the sunsets. Uluru in the rain is supposed to be special cos it looks grey instead of red. Another night under the stars in our swags.
Another early morning, watching the sunrise over uluru and the olgas. The olgas look like Homer Simpson from a distance if you get the angle right. Did the Valley of the Winds walk in the Olgas. There are some amazing views through the valleys there. After lunch went back to uluru to do the Mala walk, which was a guided walk explaining the significance of Uluro to the aborgines. Got to see Uluru close up for the first time, rather than being one lump of rock, errosion has eaten lots of holes and crevices into it. Around the base of the rock there are lots of places you are not allowed to take photographs for cultural reasons. Visited the visitors centre as well. Watch another sunset over uluru at the campsite. My camera started to show signs that it wasn't very well at the this point. Spent the evening singing round the camp fire, considering there was only 8 of us we made quite a lot of noise. The German guy, who was as white as a Ghost gum tree was a very good singer.
Got up early agaan to watch sunrise over uluru at the official sunrise point. Madness had well and truely set in by this point and we were pretending to be Koala bears up lamposts. Did the Basewalk around Uluru in the morning. Camera sickness was getting worse it started coughing up red dirt. Drove back to Alice Springs in the afternoon, which took 6 hours, yeah more driving.