Uluru - Kata Tjuta Travel Blog› entry 3 of 4 › view all entries
In the afternoon we went to Kata Tjuta, a men's sacred site. The Angura men took boys to Kata Tjuta to teach them the skills of being a man, I'm guessing hunting, hiding emotion and talking about football, but it could be anything, because the Angura do not tell anyone about the sacred stories of the site (which is fair enough, considering the disrespect with which Uluru is still treated).
We stopped at the lookout, full of flies, and looked with wonderful out over the primordial landscape, a plain of desert oaks the foreground for the enormous rock formation rising up out of the desert (semi-arid). It was a truly awe-inspiring sight.
While our guide couldn't tell us about the Angura stories, he could tell us about the geology.
Driving up to Kata Tjuta, we walked through Walpa gorge. The walk was beautiful, with amazing colours in the green of the plants and the red of the rock and sand. The gorge was littered with fallen composite boulders, fallen from little pockets in the walls, were water froze in the arkose sandstone seems. There was a small creek running through the gorge, and as we meandered we stopped in several places to appreciate the beauty around us, and the pleasure of being together.
For sunset we went to Uluru. As we walked to our place, we saw a military dragon digging in the red sand, being very industrious, and then suddenly jumping up on its hindlegs and running very fast in a vertical posture. A ranger complemented us on our spot, saying it was the best in the look out, and we watched the sunset illuminate Uluru, and the moon rise over the desert (semi-arid).