Saturday, May 31, 2014


Copter Over Kata Tjuta

40 Km west of Uluru are the spectacular domes of Kata Tjuta, which are also called The Olgas. They are actually part of the same sandstone bed as Uluru. The rock goes deep underground and breaks the surface at Uluru and the Olgas. Instead of one big Rock, Kata Tjuta is eroded into many separate rock domes. You can drive there from Uluru, but can only walk in a few controlled areas; the rest is sacred ground to the Anangu people. We decided to see it the easy way, from the air. Our helicopter took us to both Uluru and Kata Tjuta, and I have to say that this is something that everyone should do. From the ground you don't get the impression of the size of these sites. Because of the rain of previous months, the creek beds draining the Olgas were really green. The contrast with the red of the rocks and the brown of the desert scrub made a picture that this small bear will remember for a long time.

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