The sunset and next sunrise was ruined by some pesky clouds, better luck later. The next morning Ves was first to embark the rock climb whilst I stayed down with the kids, was happy to get the call from her to say that she had made it to the top. Before we knew she was descending and doing very well on her feet. I say this as there were many people coming the entire way down on their bums....it is extremely steep and the drop offs don't look very forgiving.
As Roy and HG would say - "smelling the field"
Ves getting quizzed by a group thinking about embarking - " what is it like, what is the hard bit, is it worth it, how are your legs?"
Once Ves made it down and was warmly embraced I decided that I would have a crack. The physical side of the climb was not a problem, not easy though and had to stop a few times on the way to slow the heart rate down. The issue is negotiating other peoples unpredictability and not getting freaked out by the drop off on the sides and the fact that there are no barriers or guards etc. Anyway pushed through watching each step and only looking at the view whilst stationary. Everything was just immense up there, the views, the gorges, the dry rock pools and sparse vegetation. The legs will be sore from the climb and the toes are sore from the descent but we are both satisfied that we did it. It was crazy to see the ages of some of the people doing it, I got stuck behind some elderly folk for a bit that should not have been there, not sure how far they got, but I didn't see them at the top. There were also quite a few kids doing it, Ves saw a five year old at the top, not sure why you would risk it with kids that are difficult to control at the best of times.
A final Uluru sunset on a quiet dune at camp and marshmallows under the stars, really enjoyed our time here.
Our little black wiggle, Codi opts to wear her thermals at any opportunity!