Weather: Sunny 34c
Today we drove from Coober Pedy
to Alice Springs - not such a long day (about 8 hours), and some amazing
scenery en route. We saw a dingo and camels . . . but still no elusive
is where we stopped to refuel and have lunch. For some bizarre reason
the tree has shoes hanging from it . . . . Kulgera is in the 'bush' and
will be our stopping point on the return from Ayers Rock in a couple of
days. Very desolate . . . and yet still the flies have found it :)
Hundreds and hundreds of kilometers of straight roads, sunny skies and . . . . no other vehicles!!
We have arrived!! Alice Springs is in the Northern Territory with a
population of around 25,000 - about the same size as Strathmore - a town
near to where we live in Alberta. It is pretty much slap-bang in the
middle of Australia and is literally miles from anywhere!
And this is the view from my room! May need to check the pool out tomorrow . . .
So, we went shopping to get some munchies . . . and look what we found in the freezer - kangaroo tail. It appears to be popular as this is the only one left, but I don't think that I will be trying it out :(
Tomorrow we will be spending the day in and around Alice Springs - and I am hoping to go on to a kangaroo sanctuary in the evening.
Alice Springs is also the centre for aboriginal art - and there are a
number of galleries here, so maybe we will have time for some shopping?!