J is not feeling great again, and everyone is a bit sick of driving, so we're staying in the Alice for 4 days. J and C elected to stay in the van most of the day. A and I went for a very nice walk along the bike/walking path along the Todd River into town. Heavitree Gap is an amazing bit of geology where the East and West MacDonell Ranges almost meet but for a natural gap no more than 100m wide. The river, the road and the Ghan railway all squeeze though next to each other.
We went to Adelaide House, which was Rev John Flynn's place. It was the first inland hospital, opened in the 1920's. It is a fairly modest stone building but it had some clever architecture with a cellar and vent system that drew cool air through the house. He was an amazing fellow. There's a poster explaining the layout of the $20 bill which features Flynn of course. The pedal wireless and its inventor are honoured as well.
We spent some time in the town, having a look around, and then climbed the walk up Anzac Hill to the lookout for an excellent view over the town to the south towards Heavitree Gap.
I cooked tea but it wasn't very good.
There was a show in the 'shed' here at the van park by a chap (Barry Skipsey) who is a photographer (has been in Australian Geographic) and musician. He showed hundreds of his photos of the area and played guitar and sang Aussie songs. I really enjoyed it.