Crossing the Desert

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Crossing from Uluru to Alice Springs, we chose a rental car, though others in the past have used trustworthy camels.  Some camels still wild across the desert ever since the British brought in Afghans and camels to make supply runs across the vast outback.

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This road side attraction was typical of the stops along the way…few and far between.  Here you could visit the Camel farm next door and take a short camel ride.  Here they told the story of the explorers Giles and Gibson looking to be the first to find a route across Central Australia.  Unfortunately, one horse died and Gibson went off for help with the other horse never returned.  Giles survived somehow.  The Outback is cruel. Definitely critical to fill up when you can so we took advantage to top off at the intersection of Lasseter Hwy and Stuart Hwy.

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About Whittoons

Cartoonist, and community organizer who has covered the globe as a doodlebugger, gandydancer, supernumerary steward, Able Bodied Seaman, Wireman, monkey man, Night Baker and dishwasher, Hobo, hitchhiker and husband.
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