Monday, October 31, 2016

Road Trip

 Simple delightful walk in a valley at Kings Canyon NT. 
A longer higher walk around the rim above this valley where other hikers were spied taking in the view.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Road trip

Kings Canyon NT.  Tourists are herded at the beginning of a hike. One route has a climb to the top of the escarpment and proceeds along and down to water holes and no less than the garden of Eden.  The second route is along the valley floor. 

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Kings Canyon before it was filled with sunlight.
It is an hour or two away from Uluru

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

 Young tour group who spoke a language other than English awaiting the next move and taking shelter in a rustic lean-to suitable for picnic or barbeque close to a novel information centre
All the amenities are designed low key and largely invisible in the overall landscape.  That idea was appealing about the village of Yulara, no features were over the top.    

Monday, October 24, 2016

Frosty morning in Wallerawang this morning. An hour later the sun broke thru.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

The old and fragile semi-arid regions of central Australia have a wealth of vegetation.
Trees shrubs grasses and flowers are there and are terrific. 
 At present, some green pastures, so to speak, are a feature and expanses with floral ground cover are often seen.  All very unexpected.
All new and nothing like the landscape of our eastern coast.

Friday, October 21, 2016

A nook at Uluru with water and vegetation from a rock overhang with Aboriginal paintings.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

 The readable book and film Tracks by R Davidson has insight into camels and tells of an epic walk in central Australia
Leader of the pack nods off awaiting the evening trek

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Uluru has a number of meanings.  It is also ominous and alien.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Sunday, October 16, 2016

On Safari

Walking out of Kata Tjuta.  Early morning is the best time in the present high temperatures in the day.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Kata Tjuta (rock formations) and National park, a UNESCO site, 20ks or so from Uluru.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Approaching sustainability in the 'red heart'.  Powering up Yulara village where tourists gather to visit nearby Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park