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A (birth)day in the Outback

by on Nov.24, 2010, under Traveling Australia

Well, unnecessary to say that this was a very special birthday and very different to others before due to the weather conditions. My first birthday in SUMMER… : )

We went to the Yourambulla Caves with Aboriginal cave paintings where you had to climb two stairs up to get there. The paintings were behind bars to protect them but still it takes away some of the magic of those places.

We then took a walk to the Death Rock which wasn’t in the least scary but nicely situated at a waterhole.  Again a special place.

The next stop was Wilpena Pound, „a natural amphitheatre of mountains“ but unfortunately an old birthday acquaintance, rain, accompanied us and we weren’t able to take any walks. But I had a great birthday cake and coffee for free and even a happy birthday song. What else is there to wish for?

On our way back to Port Augusta to escape the rain we went up Jarvis Hill and were rewarded with the most impressive and beautiful panorama.

Panorama view of the Outback from Jarvis Hill Lookout, taken from a series of 5 shots and stitched together:

View of the Outback from Jarvis Hill Lookout

View of the Outback from Jarvis Hill Lookout

And even two rainbows to make the day complete! : )

What a superb and special birthday – try it sometime just go to another country for it… : )

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