Our first sighting of Ularu from the plane was magical, it also looked enormous and first doubts about climbing popped into my head.
Once on the ground we went to our accomodation and jumped straight into the pool. Feeling the effects of the previous nights activities we decided that we would just be lazy for the rest of the day and have an early night. We managed it and at 4.45 am the following day we got up, had coffee, got on bus, woke up and headed off for the Sunrise tour
. Once we were at the viewing area we watched the sunrise and the rock turned lots of different colours from grey to brown, purple, orange then red. Spectacular. Now, we had planned to climb as I mentioned earlier. We had been told numerous times that it's not the done thing anymore as it goes against the abo's wishes but we thought we would give it a go. Well, I got about 50 meters, sh*t myself (sorry dad) and went back down. J got a bit further than I did but the bad spirits made him turn back. So instead we took a nice long base walk which was very good. We took loads of pics and I nearly trod on the worlds 2nd most deadly snake. We hopped on a bus back to the resort at about 10am and jumped on our flight back to Sydney shortly after. We loved Ayers Rock, and were very glad that we managed to fit it in to our last week in Australia.
Got up, not feeling too bad, headed for the airport and checked in about 20 mins before flight departed. We had the best flight over to Ayers Rock, as we travelled inland the view from the plane got very interesting. In some parts the ground looked more like the surface of Mars (I'm sure that has been said before). I spent the entire flight with my nose pressed against the window nudging J every five minutes (whilst he was trying to watch a film) saying "look look" etc. He coped.