|While not very attractive, the fly net is essential here. The |
little buggers were even heavy early in the morning!
|The morning sky behind us.|
After a short hike to see the sites at the base of Uluru, we continued on in the coach to the nearby Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) rock formations. Actually, they are 30 km away, but it was a nice ride. The air conditioned coach was a nice escape from the heat!
|Uluru in the early morning|
Our young guide explained how the
Aborigines find food out here.
One of the hikes was in the Valley of the Winds which is often closed due to too much wind or high temperatures. While we were they it was closed in the afternoons so we did the sunrise excursion.
|Interesting rock formations of Kata Tjuta.|
|The holes and markings are sacred.|
The indigenous people have always had their own names and they are finally being used by the rest of the world. In the past few years, more land has been given back to the indigenous people and the government leases it from them for the national parks.
|The benches in the park are natural wood from the area.|
|A beautiful reflective pool deep in the rock.|
We were luck to have a relatively cool sunny morning so we could hike up to the Valley of the Winds before it was closed for the rest of the day.
|Kata Tjuta at sunset.|
The sunlight setting oan Kata Tjuta was stunning. Once again we had Sundowners and snacks while we watched the changing colors. Mother Nature is sooooo cool!
|Dennis found a German speaking "girl friend."|