Thursday, February 02, 2017

Travel Day. - February 2, 2017

Everyday seems to start fairly early and today was no exception.  We had to have our luggage outside of our rooms by 7 am.  When I was in the bathroom getting ready for the day I had a visitor- a little tiny frog not much bigger than a dime.
We were underway by 8am and had 280 miles of travel by motorcoach ahead of us.  We stopped at a camel farm that offered camel rides for $7.00 .  So Tom and I took our first ever camel ride.

Continuing on we had stops for lunch and then to view Connor Rock, a mesa and a salt flat.

 We arrived at our destination Sails in the Desert hotel at Uluru ( Ayers Rock) about 3pm.  The travels through this outback region was over a road with minimum traffic.  Normally this area appears as the color of the red sand but there have been more rain than usual and there is much green coloring from the vegetation  After getting our room key we went to our room to await our luggage arrival and to chill out for a spell.

 At 6:15pm we were back on the motorcade to travel a short distance to a viewing area of Ayers Rock as the sunset.  Unfortunately, clouds were very heavy preventing a nice sunset.  But the tour company had arranged for drinks, alcoholic and non alcohol, and canapes to be served as we waited.


There was a brief shower of rain.  Flies are real nasty landing on one's face so we had obtained nets today at one of our stops and found the nets to be very beneficial this evening.

  We will be here for 2 nights.