|The aborigines didn’t like people climbing Ularu (although no one was specific about why).As an alternative, there was a circular walk around the base of the rock, which we did early on when it was cool.
The scenery and views around the rock were breathtaking.
|I decided to climb Ularu. I was clear about this from the beginning, nature put it there before men and religion existed and it was meant to be climbed.Unfortunately, Frank didn’t agree and I walked it on my own. It was unusual to be anywhere near a mountain without Frank !
Good news was that my expensive cross trainers and hours of fitness paid off, and flew up it even though it was very steep.
|Me at the top of Ularu.I was lucky to find some people from Perth at the top to take my picture.|
|Ularu at night.We had a glass of wine, and watched the son set over the rock.
I got chatting to a few off the people on the Safari and made some friends.
|On the 3rd day of our trip, we visited Kings Canyon.The walk wasn’t particularly hard, but it was very hot.
This is a view of the Canyon. It was like a sheer wall, and is very popular with rock climbers.
Its a bit hard to see, but at the bottom of the Canyon is the Garden of Eden, a really special place with clear water which I sat in for half an hour relaxing.
|We had such a good time, that when we got back we all went for a night out in Alice Springs.I had Kangaroo steaks, and we all got loads of pitcher’s of beer.
I have spent to many weeks of my life with holiday makers, it was great for a change to be surrounded by travellers and people with a taste for adventure like me.
|Julia, Sonja and the Anouk holding a 4 pint pitcher of beer.|