Left the campsite and waited in line to fill the van with diesel. Funnily at Uluru we paid $2:17 per litre and we were amazed. Here it was $2:33 and by now being used to all items having a generous cartage markup we didn’t even raise a brow.
The drive was a long one . Brian wanted a photo of the edge tailed eagle and with my keen eye I found him some and got some good photos. We had hoped to get as far as the Macdonnell Ranges for the night but decided when we hit Alice Springs to stay there the night and use the afternoon to see Alice Springs.
We drove up to the top of Anzac Hill and admired the view of the city switch the vast stretching East and West Macdonnell Ranges. We then went to the Telegraph Park , home of the spring after which the town is named and the first telegraph station. We were lucky to have as our guide a man who was a stolen child . He told us not only the history of the station but had very engaging stories of his life there he had been brought here along with 110 other children when he was one and a half. He then lived there and a variety of other missions (moved from here when Darwin was under threat) . After that we drove past the School of the Air and I posed for a photo outside …it was closed for the day 😦
We then found a caravan park for the night and planned our last day (tomorrow) . A celebration BBQ was cooked ..it’s now easy to do the gas thing hahaha