29 June 2016
Another cold night last night, awoke to ice on the windscreen. Today we decided to go have a lazy day at the base of Ayers Rock. It turned out to be a very social day.
Firstly we met Ryochi, a cyclist we passed on the Great Central Road who we stopped to offered water to which he had not needed. Turns out Ryochi is cycling from Perth to Darwin, his second trip through Australia. His last trip was from Cairns to Adelaide in the middle of summer, something he told us was extremely hot. Ryochi loves to cycle and has cycled through about 30 countries. A real amazing person.
Next we got a visit from Dieter and Hanna, owners of a FG639 Canter camper. Turns out Dieter and Steve know each other from a forum on the internet and have corresponded by message previously. We later caught up for coffee at the sunset viewing area and watched the sun set over Ayers Rock together.
Also we got a visit from Pat and Robyn from roadbossrally.com . They went passed us on the Anne Beadell Highway with a car in tow and returned later in the night to make their way onto Perth. Great couple who shared their stories of their recent fun and showed us how the tow truck worked.
30 June 2016
It was quiet at camp last night at we all slept in. About 9 we all headed off to Ayers Rock for the day. Dieter and Hanna decided to walk the base which they completed in 2 hours, awesome effort.
We decided to do sunset again whilst Hanna and Dieter headed off to find camp. Was another great sunset.
Arriving back at camp, we found Dieter and Hanna had pizza, wine and beer ready for us. The night was spent watching the skies with great company and all the essentials. We even saw the space station pass over and Hanna saw 2 shooting stars. The last part of the evening was spent listening to a fantastic new version of the “Sounds of Silence”, excellent version which we all enjoyed. Fireworks could be seen in the sky next to Ayers Rock in the distance. A lovely way to see the end of another financial year.