February 04, 2005
Jody writes:

I've uploaded some more Australia photos.

We're currently in Alice Springs, having just returned from a three-day tour of the sights around Uluru (Ayers Rock). Uluru itself was ok - it's just a big rock, innit? We walked around it at warp speed because it was so bloody cold that morning compared to what we've grown used to (it was probably about 32C, rather than 46C). The base walk is said to take two or three hours, but we jogged round in an hour-and-a-half. We didn't climb the rock out of respect / laziness.

Kings Canyon was stunning, however.

Tomorrow we take the Groovy Grape bus to Adelaide, with an overnight stopover at the backward hick town of Coober Pedy, where everyone lives in caves underground. It was also where Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome was filmed, so it must be good.

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  • Coober peedy! great. we went there, and i was given an opal (small one mind you), by the crazy guy that lives in a series of caves... he was absolutely hammered on vodka.

    priscilla queen of the desert was also filmed there.

    so, off to adelaide? it's cool there, though not much to do.

    sent amy a text - you should def try to do the ocean road, and get to melbourne too. stay in st. kilda it's lovely.

    the pics are great. keep them coming
    lots of love xxxx

    By Blogger The Berg, at 12:43 PM  

  • the Aussie photos are breathtaking...
    your pix, like your words, gettin' better and better..
    there has to be a book opportunity here... it's about an angle... the best I can come up with right now is a your travel book exemplifying what hundreds of thlousands of young people do every year now before choosing a more vocational or family based way of life.. a book which says This Is What Yoy Could Achieve, Enjoy, Experience... a book aimed at the student/young people market, backed by a charity with serialisation rights going to a national magazine and some appearances on some hip young TV shows where your account of the highlights of your journey are supported by a slide show like the one you offer here on your blog....
    anyway, fertile imaginative ideas never go away - they usually become enhanced as the journey contines in my experience, so continue enjoying the journey and sharing it in the way you have been - and if you do want any assistance getting a publishing deal when you eventually get back, let me know. Lotsaluv, J J J and me...

    By Blogger Jonathan, at 5:07 PM  

  • Jonathan - You're too kind, as always. We've both been keeping personal journals should we ever pursue the idea to turn this into a book, though I'm sure a thousand other travellers try the same each year.


    By Blogger Jody, at 9:31 AM  

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