With the sun shining and having explored Uluru yesterday, today we were very ambitious. Generally the walks we have done have been around 2 to 4 km but with time to spare we talked the 'Valley of the Winds' walk. Reading the bulb it is described as being not particularly arduous to but I wonder who they are saying that too, the general tourist or the avid walker. The walking boots were donned again, the flasks filled with cranberry juice and cameras at hand we set off into the unknown. I kept everything crossed that I would be able to do this walk, those who know me have a pretty good idea of my level of fitness.
'The track to Karu (1st) Lookout, 1.1 km from the carpark, is moderately difficult with some loose rocks to negotiate so please mind your step and wear sturdy footwear. The view is breathtaking and worth the little bit of effort. This lookout is also the closure point when the temperature reaches 36 degrees or greater.
The track to Karingana (2nd) Lookout, 2.7 km from carpark, is challenging and very steep in places but also worthwhile.
|Down the other side but still not trusting the walking boots in helping me do this <g>|
|Yes, we had to climb slopes like this <g>|
|The last incline before the car park came into view.|
|You can just see the car park in the dip in the middle of the picture, still a wee way to go.|
Time to set off to the sunset viewing point at Uluru again, blue skies, a few clouds - perfect.
|The sun started to set and the shadows got longer,|
|The shadows reached Uluru|
|The skies darkened|
|The eerie glow of the night setting in|
|Uluru saw the last of the light for the day|
|Goodnight from magical, mystical Uluru.|