Day 16: Heading for the rock
As our new car is only scheduled to arrive at Kings Creek Station around 10 this morning, we have some downtime ahead of us. We made the most of it by sitting around the tent (it’s tiny, and there is a shared bathroom which we need to share with about 80 French people) and enjoying the early sunshine. The guy from Outback Recovery arrived precisely on time, and our car was swapped in under 20 minutes. Yay! We also got rid of the hideous Safari Brown colour, and now have a shiny Blue one. To top things off, the new one has a full tank of gas in it, while we didn’t fill the other one up. 🙂
The drive to Uluru was amazing. The skies started off fully blue, but as we went along, small white clouds started to appear, until when we arrived at Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, the skies over Uluru had a few but not too many clouds in them to make for an awe inspiring view, unlike any you have seen on a postcard of this iconic rock. This probably is the best gift I could’ve wished for over here.
We have spent the rest of the afternoon at Kata Tjuta, or The Olgas as they are also known, and have even watched the sun set with these mountainous rocks as a backdrop. Tomorrow, we’ll start early and will see the sun rise, so that means we have to be at the gate of the Park at 6AM!