Travels with the Winnie: Day 30

Sunday 18th June, 2017

Kernot Ranges Rest Area to Uluru

What a difference arriving here was to last night. It was difficult to work out exactly where to go to find our camping area, the signage just not clear enough. Then it was difficult to work out where our site was from the map, especially as we paid for a powered site and were given the map to the unpowered area. When we found the site it was sloping down, correctable if you have a caravan, but rather tricky for us. So, we found a flat site and rang the reception to request it. Oddly enough, we are next door to a Starcraft van which is almost exactly the same as we had.

On the way, we stopped off to photograph Mt Connor, famous for being mistaken for Uluru by tourists, including me the first time we came here.

Mt Connor (1 of 1)
Mt Connor


The Olgas (1 of 1)
The Olgas – a view from the road

We had lunch and a rest, but still found it difficult to work out what to do. Still, we got to the main shopping centre, went to the Visitor Centre, had a coffee/chai latte and did a little bit of shopping in the rather good IGA.

Then it was time to set off for the Rock to enjoy the sunset. We found the car parking/viewing area quite easily and settled in for the show.

Sunset at Uluru - better (1 of 1)
We were all waiting for this to happen, and it did, not long after sunset, the clouds lit up

I tested the internet (Telstra 4GX) during our rest time. According to Speedtest, we have download speeds of 150mbps, 50 more than at home on our fibre to the home NBN broadband. The technicians did say our home service is capable of much higher speeds than we’ve been able to access, but that is the speed that home NBN is allowed. Anyway, it will work for a Facetime session with Matt.





4 responses to “Travels with the Winnie: Day 30”

  1. Fantastic getting our evening fix of winnie travels -4 at once! I had a quiet birthday. We did heaps of gardening and attended a community event. Lovely sunny clear day. Love Ree.

  2. I’m loving the travel log, just wish I had a map to see exactly you two are.

    I had a lovely day doing my house work and tackled the mountain of clean washing which is now all folded and put away. I did some shopping and bought a nice blue bathroom mat for where I sit in my living room. I’ll be getting my car washed in the morning then heading off to Garden City to the Apple Store and treat myself to a coffee afterwards.

    I’ll visit mum in the afternoon …. I miss the Kingswood street house and mum waiting on the front verandah 😔

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