As much as I gritted my teeth at the idea of flying, the flight itself is worth a blog post. One of the reasons I wanted to come to Australia s because I’d flown over it a few times before and was always totally amazed by the vast, empty space below the aircraft.
The second thing I wanted to see was, again, that vast landscape. But what I wasn’t expecting was the different types of terrain, the variety of patterns and the amazing salt lakes that can be seen from the air. There are some criss-cross patterns that form across massive areas, and I’d love to know what they are. I found the whole desert impossibly beautiful from above.
I loved the fact that the sky map named a couple of places, and then was forced to label the rest ‘Australia’ because there’s simply nothing there. The flight from Sydney to Alice Springs takes 3hrs 20. It’s a touch quicker to fly from London to Romania. And Alice is only halfway across this massive country.
He runs a sanctuary just south of town and hardly any Australians have heard of him! He does a grand job and fame doesn’t appear to have affected him. Not that much can get to anyone in Alice…there’s 1500kms of emptiness in all directions!
It was also my first experience of an outback sunset. Unbeliveable.