thankyou for all your supportive comments about my camel ride.. I thought I was being a 'baby' with my fear.. but it seems a few of you felt the same.. we are all brave girls !]
Wednesday, our day started at 5am - to see the desert awaken.. sunrise was around 6.15am.
a short four wheel drive to the desert,to our own private sand-dune. away from the multitude of tourists..a small group of 10
a short walk to our camp & a cup of tea when we arrived, with various pastries.. cooking in a pit alongside was a damper for after sunrise.
star gazing as the sun rose behind Uluru and the domes of Kata Tjuta. then a bacon and egg roll and more tea if we wished.
damper and cocky's joy [otherwise known as golden syrup] - this took me back to my childhood .. it was a favourite of mine.
wandering silently in the desert. In total awe of the quietness and just being able to only the birds and insects was like pure heaven. no traffic, no modern day noise. even our fellow tourists were quiet. a stillness had come over us all.. we talked in hushed voices. not wanting to disturb the purity of it all.
the Red Centre is lush right now ~ they have had rain every month & and according to the local botanist who has been living in the area for over 15yrs. there are flowers that are blooming that he had never seen..
from my journal:
as I stood looking out over the early morning desert, two native bees did a dance around the native desert mulga flowers.. their buzzing piercing the stillness & quietness. the air was so cool and still. standing on top of the red sand dune looking at the sunrise over Kata Tjuta, the bird and insect sounds on the silence of early morning in the desert, silence which has been like this forever, untouched by the progress of humanity. this is what life should be like.
NEXT: our walk with the Indigenous people...