The day involved hiking around the base of Uluru, about 12km. Learned of the importance of the rock in Aboriginee lives and the stories they told. All the markings on the rock face and caves related to the stories. Bought a small book that details all of this. While warm, it wasn't overly hot so the walk was enjoyable. Our guide named Leeroy was very good and kept things interesting. Upon return to the compound, we headed off to the sounds of silence dinne...
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Left Sydney and headed for Uluru, about a 4 hr flight. It was very bizarre flying over the middle of Australia. You go from lush forests, the ocean and beaches to desert, little or no vegetation, dry salt lake beds and roads that seem to go no where. After landing and getting checked in we grabbed our tour to visit Kata Juta. This is another area similar to Uluru but is a mens business area for the aboriginee and a sacred site. We did a 1.3 km hike into the p...