Heading Bush Day 10: Look Out Alice Springs
Trip Start May 10, 2006
223Trip End May 09, 2008
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Today was awesome, the perfect end to a perfect trip. A few of us took a helicopter ride over Glen Helen before going for a dip in the gorge. The next stop was Ormiston Gorge which is like something out of a movie. Possibly quite a scary movie where everyone thinks they're in paradise but then realise that a serial killer is on the loose and they all start dying one by one in horrific ways... hmm, maybe I watch too much horror.
But nah, it was amazing. We caught some rays, had a swim then moved onto the next stop which was lunch closely followed by Ellery Creek Big Hole, another water hole you can swim in.
Oh its a bloody hard life init.
We accosted a bloke on the way who was wearing an "It's Feral" t-shirt and made him have his photo taken with us. I quite sure we didn't scare him too much and he could have said no if he wanted. I mean, there's one of him and only 11 of us, right?
Eventually we rocked up to Alice Springs and went to our separate hostels. I'd booked into Annie's Place on the advice of a German bloke I met in a hostel in Port Campbell over a cup of tea. Its nice enough, only went there to sleep though. I had a shower and enjoyed being clean
We all met up at Bojangles which has all kinds of exciting things like free peanuts (and they even let you throw the shells on the floor), food and beer. There's a live web cam feed so people all over the world can watch you dancing and they can request tunes.
Fuck only knows what the other punters thought had come to town, when Mike and Hans rocked up we jumped up, screaming and clapping. A rendition of "Ohhh, My Walla" was in order while we waited for our food to arrive and we met a mate of Allison's who she didn't even know was in Oz. We adopted him, taught him our tune and later on he helped us take over the dancfloor as we jumped about to our Day Three anthem, Bohemian Rhapsody before heading to Melankas where we put Sam in the dancer's cage cage to stop him from pressing any more buttons. Told you you weren't gonna live that one down, Sam.
Good food, awesome company, copious amounts of beer and dancing and free peanuts. A fitting end to a feral tour methinks. Can't wait to see you guys down the Painted Desert in the USA for our reunion.