Originally Posted by cws
Hope you had a great weekend Phil.
So, whats the concensus, would it be worth riding out there, or just too damn boring on a bike?
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh what a weekend. How different from the normal drudge of lawn/edge mowing, pool cleaning, dusting, painting, washing, tree pruning, cleaning, gardening, blah blah (and that's just the wife)...hehehhehehehehehh
The flight was a bit longer than expected, about 3.5 hours...dunno if we were dragging a boat anchor on the way there and back.
Got in about 21:00, then boozed on til about midnight. The later flight of company staff arrived just gone midnight, and probably stayed up til 03:00.
First activity of doing the sunrise walk of about 8kms was at 06:15 Ha...bugger that, I was still snoozing.
Did the camel ride at 09:00, after a full breaky...plod plod plod plod...I took along my white sheet to impersonate Lawrence, but the flaming things wouldn't go any faster that plod plod plod plod cos the cameleir was walking in front and leading em by a nose clip.
Next was the helo ride at 15:15. in between was the lazing and swiming in the heated pool. come back with a bit of a sunburn as around the 25 deg c during the day, and frigging freezing during the night. The helo pilot was a bit of a wealth of info. The Rocks goes down 10-12 kms...and the surrounding lands are actually sediment built up over the years...that's a lotta sediment to dig away to get the bottom of the Rock. Helo flight $250 each.
Sat night was the "Sounds of silence" dinner, in the desert. I made sure I got a seat close to one the gas heaters. Late in the night, turned all lights/heaters off and a run down of all the "holes in the blanket" that is thrown over the "earth jar". All "free" drink and food provided, but normally costing $153/head
Sunday was a Harley ride. Never been on a harley before in over 40 years of riding. I thought Bob was gonna stall the thing the revs were that low, and chug chug chug away it went. If yer thinking of going out this way on a bike take a photo with you of a corner and stick it on the "glove box" lid....sooooooo you wont forget what it looks like...hehheheh
About 3 days is probably the correct time to be out here, as sod else to do. Alice is about 420kms away....down thata road.....
Great trip I must admit and all paid for by the company.....Have attached a number of pix for your viewing pleasure...hehhehehehe
brilliant......and now back to work (aggghhhhh <shoulder slump>)