We were quite pleased to depart from Marla’s Travellers Rest this morning as it was B-O-R-I-N-G !! Having said that.. it is advertised as purely a stopover point between Coober Pedy & Alice or Uluru.. so there was nothing to expect of it anyway. It was quite hot there though. 😣
We were very pleased to cross the SA/NT border into the Northern Territory…. and a good 3hrs later, we got our first glimpse of Uluru. 😊 Very exciting indeed. As a friend told us, there is actually a big rock about an hour prior that is quite similar to Uluru and we were fooled for all of a few minutes until DH noticed it had the appearance of a rock covered in sand, where all the sand has fallen off the sides and settled at the bottom. Completely wrong shape.
On arriving at Yulara, the ‘suburb’ where Uluru is, we dutifully headed to the Auto repair shop who was to make yet another attempt to fix our un-working AC. Surprise surprise they weren’t able to fix it.
Soooo.. we continued onto Ayres Rock Resort where Apollo would pay for yet another night of accom… only thing was, there was a conference on at the resort and they were completely booked solid. We had no choice but to take our original booking of a powered campsite. If only it wasn’t above 32degrees ALL NIGHT.. it may have been bearable… but let’s just say. .. it wasn’t. .. none of us slept more than a few hours.
BUT… before we had to settle into bed for the night, we had a dip in the (crowded) pool before heading out to Uluru for a bit of an explore and to watch the sunset.
This is our first close up view of Uluru. I think this rock is incapable of photographing badly. 😊
Jaz practising a physie pose in an open cave. Lol
This pic is from the sunset viewing area. Once again. .. a pretty photogenic rock.
We were even able to videocall my Mum, niece and a friend from here, so that was great to be able to do that.
We headed back to our campsite once the sun had gone down, via the resort supermarket to get some dinner. We went to bed straight after, as we planned to be out at the rock at 7am when the park opens. They close the climb area if the days temps are forecasted to be over 36.
But…. you’ll need to read t’rows blog to find out what adventures we found.
Blessings Peeps xox