Thursday, May 16, 2013

Marla to Kulgera Roadhouse to Yulara

Tonight I will give you an update for two days as we had no mobile phone or Internet coverage for the past 24 hours. It made me realize just how much I use my iPhone, iPad and Laptop. But at least it got me started on my digital scrapbooking for this trip.
 
Marla to Kulgera

We left Marla at about 9.00am as we only had a short drive today of about 180kms. As we were only heading for a roadhouse I wasn't to excited about out destination, but I was excited about the journey. Today we were to cross the border from South Australia to Northern Territory. I have never been to the Northern Territory (other than sitting in Darwin airport waiting for connecting flights). For some reason I get pretty excited about crossing borders and even going to places I have never been before. I didn't have to wait for long in our journey to cross the border.


Then it was onto Kulgera Roadhouse. By the end of the evening I was so glad we stayed here. The little pub had happy hour between 6pm and 7pm and it had the best atmosphere. Then Kulgera put on this amazing sunset for me. As I didn't have any Internet or phone it turned out to be a very early night to bed - 9.30pm!!

 
 

 Kulgera Roadhouse to Yulara

Today's journey was about 319km so we headed off about 7.30am. It wasn't difficult to wake up early due to early night last night. Today we head into Central Australia where Uluru is situated. After setting up Myrtle - we are getting pretty proficient at it now - we had a little look around, bought some supplies from the supermarket and chilled for a couple of hours in preparation for heading out and watch the sunset at Uluru. This is the first time I have ever seen Uluru, for some reason it had never been on the top of my list to see. Well was I wrong, this rock is bloody amazing. The changing colours were pretty cool and I don't think any photo can capture just how amazing it is.