Internet was 10 dollars an hour for a minimum of 1 hour in Uluru, so we are writing this from Alice Springs! It was 39c when we arrived in Uluru and pitched our tent amongst ant nests. Uluru really is in the middle of nowhere. Apart from the Ayers Rock resort, there is nothing for about a thousand miles on every side. We chilled out the first day we were there, watching the birdlife in the eucalyptus trees and cooking fresh veggies on our barbeque. We watched the sun set over Uluru and Kata Tjuta, before making our way back to camp to look at the stars. We didn't actually see many stars the first night as the moon was so incredibly bright it never actually got dark - but that did mean we saw the Dingoes wandering through our campsite looking for rabbits!
The next morning we were up before 5am to see the sunrise at Uluru and after that we did the 10km walk around the base of the rock which we said we weren't going to do because it was so hot! 41c in fact. Fortunately, there were some reassuring first aid points around the rock and some helpful tips on resuscitation.
We also went to the Aborginal Cultural Centre but weren't allowed to take any photos in accordance with aboriginal law (although there were an awful lot of photos up of Aboriginal people on the wall).
Flew to Alice Springs first thing this morning where the temperature is a milder 38c. More updates on Alice Springs soon, if we don't die of dehydration or get eaten by Dingoes in the night :)
Alisha & Gareth x