Uluru, Alice Springs, Darwin, Tiwi Islands

Day 1 – Arrive Uluru

Depart Sydney on this fine winter morning bound for Uluru, Northern Territory.  Cloud inhibits the view until somewhere close to “corner country” where the country once again comes into view – and what a view it is.  We fly over the channel country of central Australia and I am struck by the patterning covering the earth.  In places it is amazingly like the swirls and eddies of marble, then we fly for more than an hour over endless waterways – arteries and veins of the earth – a living and breathing creature!


Then the great surprise – we fly directly over Lake Eyre – so beautiful,  I instantly wish I could float our jet plane down onto the salt pans.  Lake Eyre, I will come back to you one day.


Once our plane begins to descend, it is not long before a red and powerful monolith appears from beneath the wing – Uluru.


Then – Kata Tjuta


next the airstrip


and we are on the ground – tomorrow the adventure begins!



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2 Responses to Uluru, Alice Springs, Darwin, Tiwi Islands

  1. one2travelfar says:

    Beautifully said. Enjoy your adventure and exploration!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Lovely writing Shirley!


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