Post by Koala on Jul 31, 2014 10:18:42 GMT 10
After Kings Canyon we moved on to Alice Springs. Not a bad town with plenty to see and do, the Big 4 caravan park where we stayed was huge and filled with competitors and hangers on for the Finke River Races. Spoke to a bike rider near us who was competing with three of his mates, he had just returned from the hospital where his three mates were all being treated for broken collar bones.
This is a look down one of the main streets of Alice Springs,
On the way out to the West Macdonnell Ranges
Another view of Ormiston Gorge
Still at Ormiston Gorge
The ochre fields. Apparently the aboriginals gathered ochre here which they used for their ceremonys and trading with other groups with some from this area being found well towards the east and west coasts of Australia.
Ellery Creek Big Hole, you can camp here and people were swimming in this hole.
A photo for the rev heads, unlimited speed limit signs, generally the speed limit in NT is 130kph but some areas are unlimited where you are expected to drive to the conditions and your ability...so the sign says.
By one method of calculation this is the centre of Australia. I thing nowadays it is accepted as being out in the desert somewhere south of Alice Springs.
Barrow Creek Telegraph Station, a beautiful old building now locked up and not used anymore. I think it belongs to Telstra so will just rot unto the ground.
The old jail at the back of Barrow Creek Telegraph Station