Wednesday, February 23, 2000

Uluru and Kata Tjuta (Ayers Rock and the Olgas)

22-Feb-00 thru 23-Feb-00

Ayers Rock and the Olgas are monolithic rocks right smack in the centre of Australia. They hold religious significance to the local aborigines.

On the drive to Ayers Rock, this monolithic mountain appears on the road; SGK thought it must be the rock, but I didn't think it looked quite right - (It wasn't Uluru)

Several different views of the Olgas...

The "Desert" from the Olgas - note how green it is. Later on you will see why this place that averages 5mm of rain a year is green...

"Ceremonial" cave that we were not allowed to take a close look at - but by using the telephoto on the digital camera; you can just make out some paintings inside.

Views from both directions at the end of the trail into Olga Canyon

On the hike in a nice Japanese student wanted to take our photo - with his camera, so we gave him ours to take another one with.

As we drive away - there she is!

Getting closer...




Then it started to rain. WOW!

Other side...

SGK in the cave now known as "Mick Jagger's Lips"

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