King's Canyon

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Woke up early to join the camping tour to Ayers Rock (again).  Bus came by at 6:30 but took awhile to collect everyone and sign in.  Peter was our guide/driver from South Africa.  I was the only American, but a Canadian girl, some Danes, a (cute) girl Swiss girl named Tanya, and some Mexican guys from just across the Texas border at Del Rio.
We drove off south and stopped at a camel farm.   There are nearly 200,000 feral camels in Australia, released after the telegraph and train lines were completed.  It was a long drive to King's Canyon, almost 500km, with only a few (overpriced) service stations along the way.  It started clouding up by the time we had reached the canyon (and had lunch), which made it much cooler for walking but not good for pictures.  The walk took about 3hrs but we had a swim in the Garden of Eden in the middle, bizzare to see this primordial ecosystem in the middle of a desert.
For dinner, we made a huge bonfire from driftwood we had found beside the road.  Camp oven dinner, not bad but not as good as in Africa.  Slept outside, saw dingos on the way.
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Kings Canyon
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