We have been so busy since the last post. We've only been in Uluru and Sydney but we packed so much in. We flew into Alice Spring where we met Fossie's parents. From there we drove to Uluru taking a short detour (300km round trip) to King's Canyon. It was amazing. So steep and high.
The Sound of Silence dinner was lovely. We were taken out to the outback/desert to watch the sunset over Uluru (spoiled by bloody cloudsagain) while we were fed canapés of crocodile, kangaroo and smoked salmon and given as much champagne as we could polish off.
The main course was next and it was a buffet selection that inlcuded crocodile ceasar salad, kangaroo fillet and delicious lamb chops. That was followed by a local star gazer/astronomer coming to tell us about the stars (non-existent due to cloud) and some of the Aboriginal stories behind the constellations. He made the best of a bad situation though and really entertained us.
Lastly we were serenaded by the digeridoo while we gorged on the scrumptious desserts.
We really enjoyed it but it was a pity it was so cloudy.
We only managed to spot one kangaroo out in Uluru
We got out to Manly Beach but it was closed because of the weather but luckily enough the day stayed dry for us. The sea was quite rough for the ferry crossing though, the waves were huge and the ferry really got thrown around.
Darling Harbour was celebrating it 21st birthday so at the weekend they put on a fireworks show.
On our last day we went to Bondi Beach and were blessed with the weather at last. Both our dads, Foss and I went swimming, though the water was quite cold and there was a very strong pull.
And of course we couldn't leave Sydney a re-union of ex-Nathan's accountants.
this website and the video tour especially!
So far we've spent our first two nights in it. One at Hawk's Nest/Port Stephen's and one at Port Macquarie and we haven't killed each other yet so that's something.
BTW I have fixed the blog so that hopefully people will be able to leave comments now. Looking forward to them :)
Jan and Paul.