Barren & Red
Skipper and First Mate Millard (Big Bear and Pepe)
Sat 2 Apr 2016 22:57
Barren and Red – Our Flight Home to Beez from Alice Springs
We had a leisurely start to the day, all packed and ready for our ten o’clock shuttle bus to Alice Springs Airport. The plan - to do a blog back on Beez saying we had had an incredible at-venture with a couple of pictures of The Rock. As we walked toward our first ever Qantas plane though, things changed when we saw a ‘toilet truck’ – a first for us, so out came the camera; now in hand it was simpler just to put it in my seat pocket with my book and sweets for take-off and landing. Settled for our flight, we taxied past the Flying Doctor Service and a line-up of girls waiting to take off. During our flight the clocks went back an hour and a half and we watched the film, The Program. Landing in Sydney at twenty to five – new time, we collected our case and bimbled to the train station passing my favourite advertisement featuring two of the giraffes at Taronga Zoo. Soon in Central Station, our train was on the platform where we sat opposite two lads and their swags......., yet another first. We left the train at Hamilton and caught the shuttle bus to Wickham, after a brisk walk we were back on Beez. All unpacked by ten o’clock and a five nil win at backgammon it was time to luxuriate in our own bed. What a trip.
Sooooooooo pleased to have the camera to hand as the 1,261 mile flight proved to be the most colourful, arid, barren and massive area we have ever flown over, with a fire along the way (not sure if accidental or on purpose). Mostly red - hence the name Red Centre, it was only the last fifteen minutes or so that things turned green and then urban.
ALL IN ALL HUGE, RED AND INCREDIBLE