A Day at Alice Springs
We had a relaxing morning, finally getting away at about 11.00 a.m. I sat outside to have breakfast and coffee.
I had noticed a large dust spot on the camera sensor, and rang up the only camera store in town. They are able to arrange to have cleaned, but we won’t be able to pick it up until about lunchtime on Monday. I dropped it off whilst we were doing grocery shopping.
Stephen has noticed that one of his heels is painful. He rang up regarding a podiatry appointment, the earliest one is on Wednesday.
Therefore, we will definitely have to be here until Monday lunchtime, and if his heel continues to be painful it may be Wednesday. The only slight problem is that our present campsite will close after Sunday due to preparations for an agricultural show to be held here the following week. We are not sure if we will be able to get accommodation in town and may have to make small trips away. Not that we will be bored, there are lots of places to go.
Yesterday our next door neighbour offered to share their water connection with us. They have a tap on the frame of their caravan and we have connected up our hose. Very, very nice having drinking water coming out of our taps.
After shopping we went out to the Telegraph Station Museum. It is beautifully kept and has interesting history, though later was used to house Aboriginal children who were taken from their mothers. That rather spoils it for me.
We came back to enjoy another mild evening sitting outside enjoying the mild temperatures. After sunset it was chilly again, so we have moved inside.
I had forgotten how picturesque Alice Springs is. Obviously not the buildings, but the hills around the town. Essentially, it is a narrow place between steeply sided hills.