Apparently, when Robert (Harper) visited Uluru many years ago with his young family, a very young Liam (my nephew) was heard to say “Big Rock” and so it shall be the “Big Rock”.
It was a bitterly cold day, and we went west to photograph the sunrise at the Olgas Dunes Viewing area, which offers great views both Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), and more distantly of Uluru. The viewing area was heaving .. so much so that it was difficult to photograph with a tripod due to the bouncing of the observation deck. We skipped the “Valley of the Winds” walk as it was cold and windy (duh!).
Back at our favourite coffee shop, you guessed it was met up with Jeff and his wife; the brother and sister-in-law of “Pete of Geelong”. Pete arrived later somewhat the worse for wear after the rigours of the Camel Race Ball (don’t ask!).
After lunch, Pete suggested we walk around the big rock. It was a super walk, and full of interest, with informative information boards at various points. I liked the seating, that was made from twisted tree trucks – really good. We enjoyed the last part of the walk when we “lost” the trail, and wandered through the bush as the base of the rock, enjoying the quiet and the views of the rock.
We witnessed a spectacular sunset from the “sunrise” viewing area, with dramatic dark clouds pierced by golden rays of light, and views of Kata Tjuta in the far distance, behind the shoulder of Uluru.