Uluru Resort – Otherwise known as the infamous rock that will forever be related with Australia. The views on this part of land are amazing. Out of this world. No wonder the Aboriginals want to keep this part of land as sacred and untouched as possible. Visitors are given the chance to climb Uluru, but Aboriginals ask you not to, purely down to the fact that it’s their land and that’s the way it should stay.
Journal Entry : Part Two
27/11 – “It was now time to head for our campsite that would be home for the next two nights. Uluru Resort. We had a nice big area to lay our swags, and a long dining table for us to have our meals at. Most importantly… there were showers and flushable toilets!! All of us grabbed a much needed shower and chilled out for most of the afternoon while Rob was away collecting some food for supper.
Next up, we headed to the Uluru Cultural Centre where we learnt about the Aboriginals, and how they survived out in the heat with little food. With the food, like plants and seeds, it was really a case of; try it out… if you live… you can eat it! Simple!
We then discovered an unusual book called the Sorry Book, which contained a large number of letters received from people all over the world, who had taken a stone or rock from Uluru. According to Aboriginals, if you take a piece of Uluru, or a stone from the surrounding area, you will be brought bad luck! Going by these letters (the stones were returned with them), a lot of bad luck had come their way! Somehow a couple from Adelaide managed to get a 33kg rock back home – I wonder how much bad luck they got!!
We then headed back to camp, and got together some biscuits and cheese to take up to the lookout point to watch Uluru at sunset. We also took some wine too, to celebrate the occasion! The sunset was amazing… love sunsets :). Took lots of photos!! After some mingling around chatting with everyone, we headed back to camp where Rob had already started on the supper… Mexican wraps- yum!!
After a few more drinks tonight, we got chatting more with Lesley (Scottish quine!), Rachel, Adrian (British couple), Eric, and Sarah. We all sat round with our drinks and some Jubes (fruit pastel type sweets!!) and chatted the night away before heading back to the lookout point where we’d be sleeping, ready to wake up and watch the sunrise at Uluru. Me and Lesley spent most of tonight giggling about the word ‘swag’!! using the word ‘swag’ in every sentence and calling each other swags!! We were a little boozy!!”