Thoughts of a Flowertot…Australia – The Red Centre (with Compact Camera Snaps)

(Part of a series of articles by Fi trawling the archives for photos taken on the tiny compact camera way back when).

We made a brief 5 night stop in the Red centre to visit Uluru. Flying in gave us a sense of how isolated we really were and after an overnight stop in Alice Springs we picked up our van and set off on the wonderful 440km drive. We both love driving and with our music playing, the glorious sunshine, no traffic and miles upon miles of nothing but terracotta red earth & deep blue sky these were optimal driving conditions. We got lucky with the weather for Uluru, completing the base walk in scorching sunshine. The following day it peed it down and continued to be pretty grey until the sun cracked out again just in time for our drive home. See Paul’s earlier blog post for decent pics of our visit here & here as we didn’t catch too many on the Compact Camera. We did manage to witness the unfortunate after effects of a van-roll (thankfully not ours) which is apparently a pretty regular occurrence on these inland roads. We also, after a super quick flight to Cairns, managed to catch up with a few familiar faces.