Day 8: Well the day started slow, as we all slept in, which isn't a bad thing considering the distance we have travelled this last week. Plus I think all the prep for the trip and wrapping up the business for three months is starting to catch up with Craig and I, as we are feeling pretty knackered today.
So we enjoyed an easy brekky and wrote postcards to some lucky recipients, and the boys drew some of the things they have seen so far. It was relaxing, and nice not to have to zoom off somewhere.
We enjoyed a swim before lunch, and then headed to the Cultural Centre to find out about the history of Uluru and Kata Tjuta. A very informative hour spent learning about the sacred significance of Uluru to the aborigines. Plus it was nice to get out of the heat!
At Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) we enjoyed a walk between two of the rock formations, which was beautiful. It was stunning to see the details in the rock and see where water must cascade down its walls when it rains. There was even a creek with beautiful fresh water, running, along the gorge floor. There is so much more vegetation here than at Uluru.
As it was late in the day, we had to race back to the car to drive to the sunset viewing area, which was gorgeous. Again, a camera cannot capture the colours that were made by the setting of the sun...beautiful.
We ended this lovely day with a sausage sizzle cooked as the sun was setting on the Olgas and a nice cold beer. Could life be any better than that?
We leave Uluru tomorrow, and I am a little sad to go. I cannot get over the enormity of the rock and how it dominates the landscape here. I will miss seeing it and it will be weird to look up and not see it there in all it's glory. But more adventures await us and we must continue on...