As the sun rose this morning we begin a guided base-walk of Uluru. Our guide imparts as much knowledge as he is permitted regarding spiritual sites on and around the rock, sacred sites and dreamtime stories – an insight into Uluru indigenous culture and law.
Uluru shimmering gold in the dawn light.
This base-walk confirms that Uluru is far from “just a rock” – the colours, formations and structure of the rock are stunning and many. A surprise appears around every bend in the track. Many erosion sites on the rock form the basis of dreamtime stories. There are numerous cave-like cavities in the rock both high and low – Uluru is 360 metres in height and presents a dramatic monolith. The base-walk covers approximately 11 km and is definitely an experience not to be missed.
This evening we take in a sunset viewing of Uluru – what a thrill to watch the colours of the rock change as the sun drops toward the horizon. The atmosphere is electric – Uluru is a powerful influence across the landscape. One can not help but feel the power and spirit of the place. I am so glad to be in this place experiencing the wonder.