Destinations - Ayer's Rock

BUSHNUT

Well-Known Member
I'm afraid I cant quite get used to the politically correct name for this place just because the indegenous are only indigenous by 40000 years.

Despite all the comercialism that has invaded the area, this monolith of a rock has something very spiritual about it. No photograph does it justice, nor captures its aura, I am not a tree hugger or a God botherer but there is something about it - when you put your hand on its rockface , it is almost as if you are able to sense the spirit and the heart beat of this great nation .

I did not walk on it not because of the claim of it being a sacred site by the first imigrants but, I believe it be something sacred and unique to all Australians.

Here are a few photos , but as I said , none do it justice .
It has many moods , it changes to a different hue almost continually.
 

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grit

Member
Nice pics...

makes you want to be there!

I sometimes wonder how much of that same one rock is below the surface.
 

4X4

Moderator
Looks good Bushnut. From what I'm told it is only the commercialisation that spoils it.;)
 

Fox Shooter

New Member
Bushnut did you get to see the great pebble at sunset and sunrise the best time's to see it. Also great view from the top as well looking across to Mt Connor and the Olga's.
 

BUSHNUT

Well-Known Member
Bushnut did you get to see the great pebble at sunset and sunrise the best time's to see it. Also great view from the top as well looking across to Mt Connor and the Olga's.


No mate, was closed for climbing the day we were there, and it didn't seem right anyway, not because of the 1st imigrants but because it is such and icon for all Australians, something very inspiring about it . the Olgas were incredible too.

Didn't go to see the sun rise or Sunset as some terrible person had poured red wine down our throats and we were way over the limit , I would hazard a guess ,next morning we were swearing vengance on that dispicable person, have to do it next time.

One of the locals reckons it is funny when the coaches of the people of japan go roaring past Mt. Connor on the way to Ayer's rock, The camera's are going like buggery and they think Mt. Connor is Ayer's Rock and are getting upset because they think the coach is not stopping at the Rock .:D:D:D:D:D:D
 
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grit

Member
I'm surprised they haven't started selling ' cabbage patch -Azaria Dolls '

Enjoying the trip notes of your odyssey (and the pics).
 

LowLux

Moderator
One of the special places in Aus I reckon. Can't wait to get there one day and see and feel it myself.
 

grit

Member
I made a deal with a guy from school that we would meet ontop of the rock on Dec 31st 2000, I heard through the grapevine that the devil got him first. I often wonder if he ever made it up that way...
 
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