Tennant Creek to Alice Springs
Day three was a smooth run compared to the beginning of the trip. The kids were excited to go to "Ball World" aka the Devil's Marbles. The round granite rock formations were amazing and we spent more time exploring the area than I'd planned. I hadn't realised how many rock formations were in the one area.
|The two most famous "marbles"|
More wedge-tailed eagles and stray cattle beside the road, and the red dirt got redder. I was excited to see a willy willy on the side of the road (no - not that, a little whirlwind) I've never seen one before and the red dust made it look awesome.
|Wedge-tailed eagle taking off|
Just past the Devil's Marbles, we stopped for a coffee at a roadhouse in Wycliff Well and discovered that it was the UFO capital of Australia, with more UFO sitings than anywhere else Down Under. We were able to identify everything we saw there, except, maybe the coffee. At $3 for a make your own instant coffee - we're pretty sure the aliens weren't coming here for the hot beverages.
|Going 167 km/hr in the open speed limit section|
|Quick dip in Alice Springs - a bit cold for us|