Alice Springs

Monday 5th May, (Alice Springs).

I got distracted yesterday so I am now back to continue.

After a full visit of the gorges we are now back in Alice. We will be here for a few days to restock and give Linda a last chance for some retail therapy for a while. We intend staying until Thursday or Friday and then head further north. Once we move from Alice we won’t have to worry about the weather any more as we will be north far enough for it to be constantly warm, even of evenings.

If I didn’t mention yet Linda has purchased a new camera. The old one was just a simple automatic, and the new comes with two lenses (SLR). One being a zoom lens so she now has the photo range that I wish that I had with the digital. She had her first set of prints from it back today and is quite pleased with the results. After studying the photos Linda confided with me that she was a little upset that I criticised all the shots and didn’t give her any credit, but all I thought I was doing was offering a little constructive criticism. Not that I am any expert as such, but she is only just starting and most of her shots were actually quite good.

We are staying at a different park this time, the Stuart, and it is quite reasonable. We changed for a number of reasons, one being the cost and another being variety. The last one we stayed at was the Big4 park and typically these are pricing themselves out of the market as far as we are concerned. This one is an FPA so with the discount we also get here it is much cheaper and the standard is quite good.