After a very efficient pack up this morning, we head towards the Grand Canyon. The town of Page is just over the Arizona border, and is home to Lower Antelope canyon. What appears as a long hole in the ground, opens up to a spectacular carved out underground sandstone canyon. Not only was it stunning inside, but pleasantly cooler than the 112degreesF on the surface!
Quick stop for ice cream then full steam ahead to the Grand Canyon.
I can see why it's called the Grand Canyon- it's huge! Standing on the rim, it is all you can see in any direction and so far below you. While it was covered in a heat haze -yep still 40+ degrees - it was absolutely amazing. Many millions of years in the making, it makes our time on earth seem so insignificant.
After getting lucky at the camp site- it had been full since mid morning, but a cancellation 20min before we got there at 6pm, we pitched tents then went to watch the sun set over the canyon. National parks in the US are quite different to those in Oz. They are full of people, have organised camp sites, shuttle buses to move people around the park, huge supermarkets, but no showers!