Monday, October 11, 2010

My Pilgrimage to Uluru

tomorrow we fly out for our pilgrimage to Uluru... I cannot begin to tell how excited i am!..

arrive Ayers rock 12.20

that afternoon, we are off on a ride through the desert Camel ride

Wednesday 13th
get up very early to see the Desert come alive: Desert awakening

then in the afternoon, I have a Dot painting workshop with the Aboriginal people.

Thursday 14th
we have hired a car for two days and today we are going to Kata Tjuta [the Olgas] to walk the Valley of wind walk - 7.4klm

Friday 15th
and then today to Uluru by ourselves [walk] 9.4klms
then in the evening:
Sounds of silence dinner

Saturday 16th
Mala walk
a vehicle based tour of the rock and then an Aboriginal Guided Mala Walk. Learn the sensitive story of the Mala (Hare Wallaby) people who lived at Uluru, with their friend the Itjaritjari (marsupial mole). Along the Mala Walk visit the many painted caves of the Mala people, and learn how they lived and prepared for ceremonies at the base of Uluru. Visit sacred Kantju Gorge, a quiet water hole at the base of a dramatic rock face.

this afternoon, I hope to visit the Red Rock spa and indulge myself with an aroma stone therapy massage & pedicure.

Sunday 17th
flying home to Villa Maria - with dreams, memories and connection to this ancient land


gemma said...


Effy said...

Your journey sounds wonderful! I *know* it will lead to so, so much beauty and inspiration for you.

laoi gaul~williams /I\ said...

oh robyn what a wonderful adventure!
i will be looking forwards to hearing all about it

Fire Byrd said...

Have a wonderful trip and may it give you all you ask of it.
Look forward to hearing about it when you're back.

Janet said...

It sounds like a fantastic journey. Have a great time, relax and enjoy yourself. I love the art and music on the video you shared.

Leanne said...

wow again! sounds fab, no wonder you are excited!

Leanne x

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Have a fabulous time! Can't wait to hear of your experiences!

Crystalrainbow said...

WOW sounds amazing hun enjoy x x x

amelia said...

I hope you will have the most wonderful time! I have friends who have done this and they just loved it!!
It sounds awesome!~

Pam said...

Today you will be walking the Olgas, and tomorrow Uluru. 16 k's walking in two days!Wow. I am thinking of you, and know that you will be having a fabulous time!

Sheila said...

I know you will love this trip, and come back refreshed in mind and spirit.
I hope you are taking lots of photos..!

Serena said...

I'll look forward to hearing all about your trip, Robyn ~ :)

Annie said...

Oh what an exciting preview this is.

"She seemed to come suddenly upon happiness as if she had surprised a butterfly in the Winter woods"
(edith wharton)