Australasia | Australia | Northern Territory | Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park | Uluru – Ayers Rock – Pilgramage to the Rock
The Rock is just huge. With all the pictures you can see of it, when you see it the first time you realize it is bigger than you thought it was. And you think that yet again when you first see it close up.
It rained this morning. We were supposed to go to the Sounds of Silence Breakfast, but they have no site for it when it was raining. So the staff called us at 4:30 AM to tell us that.
So when we arrived at the Rock, we were honored to see the Rock with water running down the sides. Very dramatic, especially for how dry it is in the Red Center.
These pictures don’t do it justice
If you ever have a chance, go.
We walked most of the way around the Rock. Then we walked to the visitor center and museum. The Anangu (local Aboriginal people) allow you to take photos and recording of people. You are not allowed to show photos or play recordings of the deceased. This causes a problem in their museum. There are places where there are photos of deceased members, and every time they cover them up with brown or black paper. They also cover the switches of any machine that would play a deceased persons recorded voice or image. This is a problem in that they only have large static wall museum displays where the whole wall, twelve-foot by eight-foot, is one printed image. It is slowing turning into a puzzle of missing pieces.
Very late in the afternoon we made it back to the resort for Thai pizza dinner and wheat beer. And chocolate cake, yum!