15. ALICE SPRINGS, YBAS, (Australia) - 11.07.08 - 676NM - 5:36
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 peak holiday
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 Comanche Society
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 promised, and
would probably only be delivered next Monday the 14^th . This meant, that
we had two extra days at Alice to see all the sites there.
Saturday AM we spent time at the Camel races, a very special and
Camel races, the Fun event
In the afternoon, we travelled along the western Mc
Donald Mountain ranges and visited Simpson’s Gap, Emily Gap, Stanley Casm.
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 special night
out at the “Outlander’s” Steak house with Robert and Rose Commens. We
had a tremendous evening, tasting Emue, Kangaroos (the Australian
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 good wine.
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 Telegraph station
at £Alice Springs, before exploring the Eastern Mc Donald mountain
ranges to Ross River Home state for lunch. This was a relaxing day.
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 Tony’s
We managed to get away just after 14:00 hours.