Thursday, October 15, 2009
RAIN ON ULURU
After five hours on a bus to Adelaide in teaming rain, followed by 25 hours on the Ghan I finally made it to Alice Springs the day before my 50Th birthday. We spent two nights in Alice Springs before driving in the heat to Uluru. Arriving early evening we decided to set up our tent, get some food and just relax. About 6am the next morning we woke to thunder and lightning, a storm in the desert is a rare event. Uluru would have to be the most photographed rock in Australia, one of the most popular destinations for overseas tourists. We were so lucky to be there in the rain as water flows from the rock forming spectacular water falls. Gerard and I decided to walk the 9km around Uluru. Taking our time to watch natures wonders. If I had not left home in teaming rain I would not have packed a rain coat, it would be considered the last thing that you would need in the desert. About half way through our walk the weather completely changed and it became dark like it was going to pour with more rain. Within minutes the storm completely passed over, out came the sun and we ended up wind burned by the time that we had walked all the way around Uluru. You can see the storm and change of weather in the slide show. I took so many photo's it was difficult to chose which ones to put here.
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