Hi All,Spent the past few days recovering from my big adventure in the 'outback'. And what a busy few days it was. We've been in Alice for about a week now and still haven't quite adjusted to 40+ degree heat, but I think that's an impossible task! We even tried to jump in the freezers at the supermarket but that didn't work!So our tour to the rock started at 6am on Saturday morning heading the 5hrs west to the middle of now where, passing not all on the way with the occasional dust devil (sand storm) in the distance. We went straight to the Olga's to do a 1.3km hike but in 44-degree heat, plus the 10 degrees that the rocks give off, that was pretty darn hot. It was the toughest walk ive ever had to do and it took about an hour to do it due to the temperatures. I managed to drink around at least 4litres of water a day, maybe even 5. And you didn't even realize you were drinking it! The worse thing is, two days after I was there, a Japanese lady died from the heat by doing the same walk as us, I can only assume she didn't drink enough water! That evening we headed straight to the rock (Uluru - the aboriginal name) to watch the sunset and boy o boy did it look good. We drank some champas and said our cheers to the rock before heading back to our tenets. I was planning on sleeping under the stars in a swag, but we managed to find a red back spider in our camp under the dining table and a king brown snake which is the 4th deadliest snake in the world. So I decided to opt for the tents instead! The next day was a 4am start to get to Uluru to be the sunrise. That was stunning! The way the colours of the rock changed was unreal! Our tour guide Jason, took us to the base to give us an Aboriginal talk on how they used to live in the bush adn what Uluru means to them. It felt so sacred and spiritual to be there and we scowled at all the people who climbed it. On average, 3 people die a year on the rock due to the winds of them having a heart attack. So whenever that happens, the aboriginals have to do a special ceremony to let the people go into the next life ok. They say that they people died because the rock shrugged to get them off it!So after getting in touch with the spirits I bought myself so abbo art in the form of a little wooden bird to remember it by. In the arvo, we headed straight to the pool to cool down and eat our dinner made on the campfire. It was awesome, right up until the dingo started howling all night! Thankfully, they only came to see us to try and steal our shoes from next to the tents! The next day was the Kings Canyon. We didn't head out until 7 so by then it was already 36 degrees so I decided not to walk up heart attack hill as its called as so many tourists have heart attacks walking up it, and I did the smaller 1hr creek walk instead - very nice and relaxing! After that it was the 5 hr journey home, not before having another quick dip in the pool and sitting off on the highway to hell. Jez's djing skills helped us through it and planned some great tunes!Well, here I am again back in civilization - well as near to that as I can get in the middle of the dessert. Ive spent hours in the galleries looking at all the abbo art and bought myself a piece from a lady on the street, which is so cool. The art out here is amazing, I totally love it!So, next stop is Cairns, I leave on a flight in 2hrs so better get my skates on and head over to the airport quick smart. Will be said to leave Alice as I had an amazing time here, but looking forward to the cooler climates of Cairns where it is a cool 30degrees - heaven!Lots of love for now will write again soon.