Thursday, 23 June 2016
Outback Adventures with the Wrays - Part 2
By Toby & Molly
Coober Pedy x 2 nights
Curtain Springs (Northern Territory) x 1 night
Uluru x 4 nights
Kilometres travelled so far - 2,349km.
Welcome to Coober Pedy.
Coober Pedy is famous for a gem called an opal.
It is very precious.
A lot of Coober Pedy is underground including hotels, houses and churches.
Freezing cold at The Breakaways
The Beautiful Breakaways
They had all different colours on the one mountain.
Sunset at Uluru
We could try crocodile, kangaroo, shrimp or feta
cheese as a snack.
The Field of Lights at the base of Uluru
When it got dark the lights started to light up. They were all solar powered. It took 5 weeks to set up the display.
There are 50,000 light bulbs in the Field of Lights. All the bulbs got shipped from England.
The sunrise over Uluru
We had to wake up at 5:30am to get a ticket to go into the park so we could get a good position. The sunrise was actually at 7:30am.
The sunrise at Uluru
We could climb the rock but me and Toby only climbed a little bit because it was really steep. There was a chain to help. There was no chain to help at the top.
Walking all the way around the base of Uluru
It was 10km around the base. Molly and I rode our bikes and the adults walked.
Aboriginal cave artwork at Uluru
They didn't have the fancy colours on the wall. You couldn't really understand the symbols.
he cave was an aboriginal family cave. We could see the drawings that were really old.