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October 30 Uluru to Sydney

Ayers Rock at Sunrise, flight to Sydney, beautiful sunrise, dinner with the cousins


October 30 Uluru to Sydney, Australia

Today we were up and on the coach by 4:30 AM! It was our last day in the Outback and we were to see the Field of Lights and watch the sunrise on the Ayers Rock. Another bucket list item!

The coach picked us up and we drove for about 15 minutes in the dark before coming upon the Field of Lights. This was an artist’s project. This critically acclaimed Field of Light Uluru by the internationally celebrated artist Bruce Munro, was intended to be a short term project but due to popular demand has been continued indefinitely. And I can see why! It is incredible. It is his largest art work today. It covers over 7 football fields and has 50,000 spindles of light, the stems move and way, changing colours frequently and present as a cluster of bright flowers in a field, changing colours every few seconds, from ochre to deep violent, blue to gentle white. So amazing!


We walked through this incredible maze of sparkling lights, admiring how it brought a beautiful, soft light to this sacred site, setting the stage for an outstanding sunrise. Really it was surreal.


Then we gathered to watch the sunrise over the field of dreams and the Ayers Rock, while sipping hot chocolate and biscuits. As the sun rose, the colours and shadows on the Rock changed and danced as we were mesmerized by the beauty of it all. It was a pinch-me-moment, one that I hope you get to experience! Check this off the bucket list, with gratitude.


We were back to our hotel for a few hours, then check out, and off to the airport to fly to Sydney...our Outback experience comes to an end.

The flight was about 3 hours and uneventful. We checked back into the Radisson BLU Hotel. We were off to have supper with the cousins. My cousin Denise Wood, originally of Black Diamond, then Airdrie, and now in Kelowna, BC and her husband, Don had just arrived in Sydney to spend time with their daughter, Alana and her husband Mike and kids who live near Sydney. We met at a lovely (and expensive!) oyster restaurant near the Opera House and on the water!


It was such a fun evening connecting with them again, and enjoying a delicious seafood meal together. Stories and memories filled the conversation and great food filled our bellies and we shared memories and strengthened family bonds. Life is good! Family is everything! Thanks to Don for the dinner and to all for making the efforts to make it happen.


We parted company and walked back to our hotel, which is near the harbour, crashed for the night and slept like babies (well, we slept well...sometimes babies don’t sleep through the night but one of us did!). And that’s a wrap on the day. More to come, Carol on the go!!

Posted by carolonthego 02:53 Archived in Australia Tagged sydney lights of sunrise family rock field ayers gathering

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