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Many Heads

Friday, January 21, 2011

Many Heads

Contrary to popular belief, Uluru it is not the only huge red rock in the area. 25 km west of Uluru there is another huge rock formation. Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), meaning many heads, is not as famous for some odd reason as its little sister, although it is much bigger, and maybe even more impressive than Uluru.

Kata Tjuta consists of more than 30 rounded, red, massive rock domes. There are many Dreamtime legends associated with this site also. It is a very sacred place for the aboriginals and they still carry out ceremonies here. 

We did a 3,5-hour-walk between the domes to the Valley of the Winds, and found out exactly why it is called the Valley of the Winds. The views were amazing and it was one of the best walks we had done so far. 

Kata Tjuta really doesn't look like it is from this Earth, it is like you are on a different planet.

For the night we drove back to the rest area with the view of Mt Conner. IT STARTED RAINING. Lucky us, rain in the desert! The shelter was leaking, we had to cook in the rain, and I was FREEZING!

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