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An unforgettable day in the outback (part 2)


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We continue the flight from my last post ...

 

... with a BBQ lunch at Yulara campground, unfortunately you cannot see the smoke from the white roof below.

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Heading east we follow the (only) road and pass Curtin Springs.

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A roadhouse to be recommended, and why won´t anybody be stopping here - with cold drinks, hot air and a good sense of humour?

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North of Lasseter Highway is a big salt pan...

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... to the south you can see the 3rd big rock in the area: Fooluru. Aka Mt. Conner, aka Artila.

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Navigation is easy here: We took the first crossroad to the north, onto Luritja Road. 

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A while later Giles Road splits off to the east. It does not only look different in the sim...

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... it also requires a bit different driving style, if you want to use it as a shortcut to Henbury Craters and Alice Springs.

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But we headed north along the George Gill Ranges...

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... until it was time to look for Kings Creek Station airstrip.

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There it is, together with a notorious tree.

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And a fine campground just next to the runway.

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Indeed.

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35 minutes ago, lifejogger said:

Another great tour Gerold!!!!!!!  Super shots and photographs.  In the last shot, are those places to sleep or a lot of outhouses.

Thanks for your comment, John! The picture shows the (for me comfortable) two-person tents. And, as per your interest, here is the outhouse at this campground:

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Wow!  Very interesting set and, as you said in your last Part 1 tour, the tourist infrastructure is vastly improved since 1985 - back then bitumen only on the Uluru Road from the Stuart Highway, a caravan park/camping ground and Hotel at Uluru and nothing else!

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10 hours ago, Iain Emms said:

Great post Gerold.

cheers

Iain

Thank you Iain!

 

19 hours ago, TerribleT said:

Wow!  Very interesting set and, as you said in your last Part 1 tour, the tourist infrastructure is vastly improved since 1985 - back then bitumen only on the Uluru Road from the Stuart Highway, a caravan park/camping ground and Hotel at Uluru and nothing else!

Thanks TT. A fascinating area today, and it must have been so even more 35 years ago.

Or 350 years ago.

Or 3500 years ago. Just the same. Imagine that...

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4 hours ago, Bermuda425 said:

Very exciting trip to follow! I'm sure you ended the day with sand in your shoes... and other places! :D

Sand in the shoes is correct. A spider in the kitchen and a snake next to my tent, but all very shy.

And an unforgettable view of the Milky Way.

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