Memories of Central Australia
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It's such a fantastic sunny and warm day today in the mountains that I was reminded of our holiday, 2 years ago, to Central Australia.
Hubby and I flew into Alice Springs and then travelled through the desert to Kings Canyon and onto Uluru. I didn't attempt the climb to Ayers Rock this time - and in fact the climb was closed due to the high temperatures. It was baking hot in the desert. However, we did manage to climb Kings Canyon, even though it was a very hot day. The whole climb and walk on top was about 5 or 6 kms and it took us 4 hours to do it that day. Thank God we took our insect nets with us because the flies were horrendous and they kept coming at our eyes and mouth.
During the whole trip to the desert those hat nets became our best investment. So here's a tip - if you're going to the Alice and beyond, invest in a hat net and you'll enjoy the trip a lot more.
It's funny, because come 7pm, or thereabouts, the flies suddenly disappear and the evenings in the desert are magical, and fly-free, but prior to 7pm watch out for those horrible flies!
What a great trip that was. We even got to ride a camel named Frank. He was very fluffy and had fuzzy lips. What a cutie! Oh, and don't forget your insect net if you go camel riding: those flies absolutely loooooooooove hanging around camels.