Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Melbourne to Alice Springs Roadtrip: Day 12 Kings Canyon to Uluru

This post continues the series on our two week roadtrip from Melbourne to Alice Springs and back during the July school holidays.

Depart Kings Canyon 8:45am.

Toilet Stop: Curtin Springs.

Lunch Yulara:  310km

Yulara is the tourist town located about 20km from Uluru. We stayed in the Emuwalk Apartments which were great. There are plenty of options for meals and also a supermarket.

After lunch we drove out to the rock. We did the base walk which is 12km with some added detours into various spots to view caves, rockart and permanent waterholes.

We had to motor in the last part to get back in time to make it to the sunset carpark. There wasn't a lot to see on that side anyway, except you do get a good view of the climb and the plaques of those who have died attempting it.

The kids got a bit restless waiting for the sun to drop ... they were not that interested in watching the rock change colour.

We quickly drove back and hit the line for Ayers Wok noodles ... get in early because when I got there it was a 30min wait and by the time I picked up it had stretched out to 90mins.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

This week's links ...

Hello again. We've been rather busy round here. I started back at uni and did my seminar yesterday. The Little Girl competed in her first triathalon ... but if she decides to do more she will probably need an adult's bike, the small wheels didn't help her. The Big Girl has her basketball semi-final this afternoon. Hubby joined a run club and is exhausting himself Tuesday and Thursday nights and The Boy will be off to camp on Monday so this afternoon we will be doing some packing.

And Riley has been ...


destroying his new water bucket. Hubby thought he might need a more water on hot days than his stainless steel water bowl holds. We'll be looking for a metal bucket.

On to the links ...

1.  How to shoot travel videos people actually want to watch.

2. Goodreads Best Books of 2015.

3. DIY Journal Pen Holder. I use the Leuchtturm pen holder with my journal but it only holds 1 very thin pen. If I ever got the time this would be a good alternative.

4. Sixty second photograph project.

5. Color//Colour A photography project.