Broome, WA YBRM to Alice Springs, NT YBAS
That day we got away from Broome nice and early,
everything went to plan
on a beautiful day for the last long flight during this
stage of our RTW
The flight was just under 6 Hours, flying over the most
desolate part of
Australia. When we arrived at Alice Airport, it was their
In the center of Australia approaching Alice Springs
Camel races were on that weekend, School Holidays were
on. This is
Hire Car and accommodation very hard to get. With the
assistance from a colleague from the International
Robert Commens, we were able to get Back Packer
accommodation at the
Heaven, and managed to get the last available Rent a Car
at Alice. Also
we found out that our replacement AH had not arrived as
would probably only be delivered next Monday the 14^th .
we had two extra days at Alice to see all the sites there.
Saturday AM we spent time at the Camel races, a very
Camel races, the Fun event
In the afternoon, we travelled along the western Mc
Donald Mountain ranges and visited Simpson’s Gap, Emily
Serpentine George and did not get to Glen Hellen George.
It was a great
drive that afternoon and we got back that evening for a
out at the “Outlander’s” Steak house with Robert and Rose
had a tremendous evening, tasting Emue, Kangaroos (the
emblem), Crocodile and Camel.
ICS members Robert & Rose Commens and Rolf
We managed to raise the Swiss and the Australian flag on
the table and
we had a great time with a great company, great food and
The next day we cached up with our washing and observed
how the other
half lives (the Back packers).
Down town Alice Springs
We spent some time at the Ansac Hill and the historic
at £Alice Springs, before exploring the Eastern Mc Donald
ranges to Ross River Home state for lunch. This was a
Returning back at our Heaven Back Packers, we had a early
night after a
pizza dinner in our room.
Next day we planned to head onward to the rock, providing
that our long
awaited artificial Horizon arrived that morning.
The part finally arrived and was immediately installed by
We managed to get away just after 14:00 hours.