Sunrise is a temporary thing…

My gypsy life is almost dormant this year, but I did have one fortnight outback adventure that I thought would be appropriate to re-blog here. I hope you enjoy following me into the red centre…

Living in Paradise...

To see a sunrise means being in the right place at the right time. That golden glow is a temporary thing as the sun moves steadily upward and the day begins.

So to catch that special moment as the sun lights up Uluru/Ayers Rock we roll out of our warm and cosy camp beds at 4am. Jake has coffee and toast ready for us. It is cold. I think it is about 4C and I layer up with plenty of clothes including jacket, gloves, scarf and of course the beanie…

Jake takes us to a private spot he knows. We have the moment to ourselves, no other tourists. It seems to take so long for the sun to make an appearance. I walk around and stamp my feet trying to keep warm, anxiously watching the horizon.

Then the sky slowly lightens and the imposing bulk of Uluru rises out of the plain.

outback tour uluru pc 157_4000x3000The light…

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14 thoughts on “Sunrise is a temporary thing…

  1. This is sabsolutely wonderful!

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    • G’day Dina thanks for the comment, usually I love catching sunsets better than sun rise, not very good at getting up so early….

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  2. Such a fabulous memory for me Pauline – I was there about 15 years ago and remember it perfectly. We stayed out under the stars the night before and I have NEVER seen a sky quite like it. Then a beautiful sunrise the next morning lit the rock a beautiful red color. Amazing. Thanks so much for the reminder!

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    • The sky is awesome in the outback, you feel as though you could reach up and touch the stars. It was very cold at night so we decided to sleep in the tents, But I have slept out in a swag in Arnemland, an experience I will never forget.

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  3. I’d love to see the Uluru, lovely photo..

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  4. Okay, that wallybee thing still creeps me out. Are there more of them out there lurking about in the darkness?

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  5. That’s such an iconic photo, Pauline! Happy Thursday.

    janet

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