23rd to 30th May 2015
Alice Springs was mainly a stay to get organised for our next stage of the trip, the Garry Junction Road. We collected mail, we shopped, we organised various bit and pieces to make improvement to our setup. Who knows how many trips to Bunnings, Repco, Dessert Dwellers and other specialist shops we made. We did very little sight seeing in Alice Springs, except for stopping on a shopping trip to Bunnings. The Old Telegraph Station Reserve is not far from Bunnings so a quick detour on the way back to the park. Coincidentally there is a geocache there – which we didn’t find. The Old Telegraph Station is surrounded by interesting scenery.
The actual Old Telegraph Station is a complex of buildings that requires an entry fee. We didn’t have enough time to warrant a visit.
We stayed in Alice Springs a bit longer than we originally intended, in part because one of our fellow travelers had to go to hospital for a couple of days. She recovered well and was fit to travel the day after the discharge. She spoke very highly of the staff at the hospital.