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Australia: Day 5 – Ayers Rock

Uluru, the local name for Ayers Rock, was half engulfed in a dense cloud cover today.  The rain was a fairly constant drizzle.

At first I was disappointed that I wouldn’t see the sunrise on the rock, it glistening red no the horizon, but then I realized that the local chatter was true:  we were seeing the rock as few people ever get to see it, in the rain with waterfalls and a distinctive hue.

The rock looked purplish and red.  Waterfalls abounded.  Water holes were filled.  I loved it!

As is so often the case, the scale of the rock is hard to describe.

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Notice the purple, red color in the rain

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Cave in Uluru
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Actual Color before Oxidation

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Waterfall at Watering Hole
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Compare the size to the first picture.

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Main Watering Hole
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Main Watering Hole (Notice the tree.)
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Main Watering Hole (Notice the tree.)

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