Well before sunrise we were heading off from Alice Springs in our 4WD vehicle, south along the Stuart Highway. First stop was the Camel Outback farm where a couple had camel rides. The "red" soil was already becoming omnipresent.
was a lot of driving before we reached our campsite at Uluru for lunch. The "permanent campsites" we stayed at were all very well set up. We had a kitchen /dining tent, and mattresses raised on a base in the tents. In this part of the country there was also a place for the firewood we had found easily en route, and a safe place for a campfire, surrounded by seating.
After lunch we headed to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). These were very beautiful, and perhaps my only disappointment of the tour was that we only had time for quite a short walk here, in the heat of the afternoon, as we needed to rush back to Uluru for the tourist "must do": sunset.