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Inspired by Adventure!

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I love an adventure, doesn’t have to be anything fancy but there is a real thrill about going somewhere you’ve never been before. This one I am particularly excited about because it’s a part of the country I haven’t seen before as well as being the red dirt centre of our country.

As some context I spent some time in the WA desert and it’s difficult to explain why but I felt a deep seated sense of connection to the land and I wondered if I would feel the same in Alice.

Flying over highlighted both the beauty and the isolation of the centre of our country. Looking out of the plane window it would have been easy to confuse the landscape with an art gallery. The elements have honed and sculpted patterns into the landscape that were breathtaking. Already the land seemingly tugging heavily on my heart!

After dropping my bags into my room, off I went on foot to explore my surrounds. I wondered the markets for a short while before finding myself at The Residency. It’s historical claim to fame is that it was the first building to house government officials. It’s current claim to fame, it houses the CWA and the most amazing jam and cream scones! It was just before 11am and I needed something to tide me over till lunch so ordered the scones and the English breakfast. With those items securely placed on my tray I headed out into the garden to find a seat. Looking around they were all occupied however a lady waved me over and offered me a chair with her.

And wowsers talk about divine intervention!

I have this afternoon spent four and a half hours with Beba a 71 year old German Australian Psychologist getting a walking tour of Alice Springs and all of its beauty. This being her 6th working stint here she certainly was able to give me loads of insight as well as great company and conversation. We walked about 10 kms today while we talked. Luckily we were both well fuelled with scones and tea.

This is why I love to travel. You never quite know what you are going to get, who you are going to meet or certainly where you’ll end up.

Day one is not yet over. I’m heading out to Anzac Hill which is apparently the best vantage point for sunset. Then early dinner and off to bed. It’s been a great first day and I’m incredibly excited for tomorrow.

Posted by adventure_megs 07:33 Archived in Australia Tagged springs adventures alice inspired

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Thats the best thing zboit travelling. The amazing connections you make with people you'd never think you'd meet. We are all unique but can share som many similarities. I. Can't wait to read more of your adventures xx

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