Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Uluru - 10th September 2009
Today was the day of the rock. It started with the silhouette of Uluru against the growing pre-dawn light on the way to the sunrise viewing area, before we embarked upon climbing the rock. (I would've skipped this based on the current don't climb requests and the fact that I'd climbed it as a kid, but David naturally couldn't resist the temptation, and I head along too.) After a rest back at the resort, we headed back out in the afternoon heat to encircle the rock on foot on the Base Walk, which offers views of the artwork on the rock and close-ups of the weathered patterns on its different sides. Finally, we wrapped up the day at the sunset viewing area. As Uluru changed to red in the last sunshine of the day, I felt we'd seen it from every angle possible.