August 3 sunset from our campground.
We drove here through the worst thunderstorm I've driven in. The hood on our van was fluttering like it was going to fly open.
By the time it got to Colorado National Monument, we only got a few drops and the clouds you see.
The day at Ayers Rock and Kata Tjura (the Olga’s) 🌄 was breathtaking. These red rock formations of central #australia that rise up from the dusty soil 🇦🇺 were an incredible sight. The Ayers Rock base walk was 10 kilometres of slowly taking in the wonderful awe of the place 💫. The pure size of the rock was intimidating and the many crevasses and sacred places had their own stories. I felt inspired by those who had a go walking 🚶♀️ up the top but the wind was hectic and eventually the park rangers closed the rock walk to the public. A couple of walkers who #hiked to the top of Ayers Rock at daylight talked of rock pools 🌿and a #breathtaking view from the top looking out over the land. Traversing the #walpagorge of the Olga’s you could see the rock change colour as sunset 🌅 approaches and I got a great appreciation of the native animals and plants that use this important source of 💦. You can eat the desert plums 🍑 as an example but only when they turn the correct colour. It was interesting to read how the bush foods were an important food and medicine resource. The hospitality @ayersrockresort 🍕🥗has been great and the friendly nature of the workers has been wonderful. I wasn’t game to try the crocodile ribs for dinner 🍴 😳but their is certain a local flavour to the menus here!