Posts Tagged ‘Uluru Sunrise’


Today was a day going back along the same straight road through the featureless desert. I put on music that brought me back to my time as an exchange student in France, and my childhood in Australia. I was brought back to the hospital room where I said goodbye to my mother for the last time in 2005. I could hardly see forward for all the tears. I am getting close, mum.

Breakfast

Breakfast

Our breakfast was scrambled eggs and sausages taken from the rubbish bin at Yulara. Nine eggs and three sausages. Maybe I’ll try the garbage tin exploration next time. I am still a novice at this. It’s a shame to see the food go to waste.


‘I’ve found some chicken!’ exclaimed Clement, holding up the plastic bag he’d found in the rubbish bin. We dined on that before a second visit resulted in eggs, sausages and bread – all ready for breakfast tomorrow. Dumpster diving in Yulara.

Uluru from a distance

Uluru from a distance

I had already reached 39000km before even leaving the carpark – so – the required selfie.

39000 km

39000 km

Camping next to Kata Tjuta, we were the first to enter the Valley of the Winds, and could pass through in total silence, admiring the massive red domes looming above us on all sides. The slopes were covered in green, with huge carpets of purple flowers.

Kata Tjuta

Kata Tjuta

Kata Tjuta

Kata Tjuta

Kata Tjuta

Kata Tjuta

The return to Yulara and civilisation was slow against the headwind we had used as a tailwind the last few days. After a big shopping spree and dumpster diving effort, we headed off into the night to our camping spot – our sunrise viewing spot of yesterday morning.