Sunday, June 22, 2014

Aileron and the Tropic of Capricorn 24th + 25th May

Saturday 24th May
     We left Ti Tree this morning and drove a little way down the Stuart Highway as far as Aileron. A tiny place without much there except for the road house and camp ground.  This Statue of  the Giant Anmatjere Man is on the hill behind the road house. It is MASSIVE!! standing maybe 60 feet, it can be seen from some distance before you get to Aileron. An art gallery full of Aboriginal art is for sale is here also for all the budding artists and tourists who have money to spend.

A quirky little place in the middle of nowhere with a great sense of humour and friendship. There is also a giant woman and child at the entrance to the roadhouse and a statue of a couple of Goanna, a man and a girl goanna (the girl has a bikini on) called the desert mermaid and her lover outside the door of the roadhouse. Inside the bar area is this sign to tell the way to the lavatory, Ha! who would have guessed eh?
     Anyway we spent a very entertaining night at Aileron, with a great nights sleep as well.

Sunday 25th May
     After a neat day at Aileron we continued on our way to the Tropic of Capricorn, only 30km north of Alice Springs which is where we are heading - when we get there.

     The Tropic of Capricorn is the line between warm and cold (apparently) being that, on the north side it is warmer than the southern side. (I don't really know!!) but we camped here for the night and in the morning took this neat photo of the monument and another of the sun coming up, beautiful.

     That's a small piece of our journey and we have a great time coming up next which I will regale you with when next I have Internet connection.