Day 59 Temple Bar via Alice Springs
Today we only moved about 10 kms, it means a change of scenery and as it happens a cheaper site though we didn’t know that until we arrived. It’s the first time in all our camping experience that we’re being charged for the electricity we use rather than a flat rate.
Since we arrived this morning two lots of campers have upped stumps and made a run for the border because of the worsening Covid situation but we’ve since heard that today there has been a 2hr wait at Marla for processing. For the moment Kulgera is considered the NT border for those coming north and Marla the border for those heading south so I guess that means there’s a 220km stateless stretch in between. We expect to enter SA on 25th August unless we’re notified of a change to our permit.
Temple Bar RV Park is set against a rocky range we think is part of the MacDonnell Ranges which makes for a lovely campsite backdrop. I wouldn’t want to be here though if there was any earth movement because there are some boulders in very precarious positions.
There are plenty of birds in the area, Crested Pigeons, Galahs and Budgies but in the campgrounds Noisy Miners seem to rule.
We went back into Alice Springs this afternoon and Fergus had his first experience of shopping at Bunnings.