Even though we have only four weeks left on the road (check out our ‘Big News’) if you’re not sure what is going on – I’m still keen to keep the blog rolling so hopefully there’s still a few people following along!
After a great few days in the East MacDonnell Ranges we decided we were definitely ready for warmer weather and that it was time to move north. We headed back in to Alice Springs again to see if the camera lens Matt wanted was in stock yet (it wasn’t! Matt was so disappointed!) and to stock up on fuel and groceries.
We decided to have a splurge on a treat lunch and check out the Alice Springs ‘Bojangles Saloon’. The pub was really interesting – full of all kinds of memorabilia and cowboy gear – the kids loved it. The food was only ok, but still worth the visit.
It was late afternoon before we left Alice Springs so we decided just to get an hour or so down the road and find a free camp somewhere. We had a quick stop at Aileron to check out the ‘big people walking’ – they were fantastic!
We found a free camp at a rest stop not far from Aileron and pulled up for the night – even leaving the camper hitched up to the car for a quick get up and go the next morning.
Our first stop the next day was Wycliffe Well – the UFO capital of Australia – not a lot there but we found it interesting enough.
And then we arrived at Devils Marbles about lunch time and this was where we experienced the first of our car troubles which you have all heard so much about! As we arrived fairly early at the national park campground at the Devils Marbles, we had no trouble finding a campsite, it did get very full by the end of the day! The kids loved being able to climb all over the rocks – the best playground ever they said! Our time at Devils Marbles was probably a little tainted by our worry about the car, Matt spent most of the afternoon tinkering around trying to work out what the problem with the car was. However, we still managed a good afternoon walk around the rocks and some sunset photo taking. The Devils Marbles really are quite beautiful in their own way, not as grand as Uluru but definitely something about them and worth a visit!