The trail never ends, last week was 8 days walking around Uluru, through Kata Tjuta and along sections of the Larapinta Trail in the West MacDonnell Ranges in central Australia. Sleeping in tents or in a swag under starlit skies impossible to comprehend or describe. Campfires at night with wonderful food, drink and company.
and beauty wherever one looks – rock or water, harsh or gentle in nature.
Sunsets and sunrises
and the iconic, sacred rock
in ever changing colours, especially the red we all know and love.
and looking down from the summit of Mount Sonder, a 3 hour night time ascent with head lamps.
A wonderful time of reflection in desert silence, no phones, no distractions.
and an ever-growing appreciation of the 40,000 year old civilization which inhabited and managed this land.
Where next? Scotland in July, for ‘something completely different’, but where next
in Australia? That path is unknown.