Friday, September 19, 2008

Long road to Alice Springs...

Jeanette collected me at dawn on Thursday morning and we headed south.
We stopped briefly at Hayes Creek, Mataranka, Elliott,
Daly Waters, Wycliff Well, Barrow Creek, Tennant Creek
and the Devils Marbles and Ti Tree and finally Aileron, along the way.
Sturt's Desert Rose
Sturt's Desert Rose
Daly Waters Pub
Bar decoration Daly Waters
Daly Waters WW2 Air Strip
Swags in the desert
Dawn at The Pebbles
We camped for the night near Kunjarra "The Pebbles", north of Tennant Creek. This was really nice sleeping in our swags under the stars and under moonlight. Even though we were 8 km away from the Stuart Highway, we could still hear the traffic and occasionally also aircraft high above us.
Breakfast was al fresco
Alfresco  breakfast
When dawn came it was also very pretty but it did reveal that Jeanette had a rather nasty insect bite on her leg that she had attended to later at the Ti Tree Health Centre later in the morning.
Nasty bite
We then took a side tour to see the Devils Marbles or
as its known by the traditional owners "Karlu Karlu"
Devils Marbles
Wycliff Well locals
Wycliff Wells claims to fame are UFO and alien sightings!!!
Wycliff Well
The route we took
Seen on the track  bikers from NSW
We reached Alice Springs mid Friday afternoon.