Sunday, October 3, 2010

To Uluru and Back

1 week in 2 vans with 8 friends, 0 showers, no communication with the outside world, 100 hours driving, and 6000 km later...and we are back safely in Cairns after a roadtrip to Ayers Rock (Uluru) and back for our spring break. In summary, the "outback" is vast, breathtaking, and surprisingly full of life...but since every picture is worth a thousand words...without further adieu...
More pictures below...

King's Canyon.



Spinifex Pigeon.



Black Kite.
Devil's Marbles Conservation Reserve.
Camel riding.



Sunrise over Devil's Marbles.
Rock wallaby.


Tropic of Capricorn.


Emu.


Uluru, or Ayers Rock.







Galahs.


Zebra finch.

Emu.

12 comments:

  1. Dan! These pictures are absolutely gorgeous!! I still believe it is awesome that you are able to spend your time there! You are definitely missed back home though!!

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  2. Wonderful photos!! I'm sure you've got a bunch of stories to share too...looking forward to when you return!

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  3. Are you sure you didn't go searching the internet for great pictures to post here and pretend you are going great places? Wow. Can't imagine seeing the sights you are seeing!!!
    ~me

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  4. National Geograpics... that's where you got these pictures!! Showing them to K... and enjoying them once again.
    ~me

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  5. When I was a little kid, I drew a map of Australia, and all the POI I wanted to visit when I went there. Ayer's Rock was one of them. It's pretty amazing.

    Looks like the new cam is dealing justice to the scenery out there. Fantastic photography!

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  6. Awww. Wish you coul d have come along with us! Yes, no complaints about the camera. Battery lasts days with constant use - an important feature in the outback :)

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  7. Nice pictures!! very nice! very very nice! very very very nice!


    -Hannah

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  8. Daniel, what do you need a spring break for? it is almost winter break!

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  9. I have a ? for you!:)

    How cold is it down there at night? ya'll looked terribly cold in that picture (fiftienth picture from the top).

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  10. Daniel,

    Jerry and I have wanted to write to you for a while now,...we are not to tech. savy so Mandy had to school us in how to post a comment! We miss you and have been praying for your safety. What incredible pictures! We truly hope that you are having a fantastic time and learning ofcourse! We are confident that the Lord will use you in ways to further his Kingdom in the outback! May God be with you and we hope to see you again in person soon, Lord willing!

    In Christian Love,

    Jerry & Wendy

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