MONDAY 21 JUNE ALICE SPRINGS
Another beautiful day.
After a lazy morning, we set out to visit some of the tourist attractions of the town, but soon got distracted.
Drove through town and up Anzac Hill, just to the north, from where there are good views over the town and surrounds. The size and spread of Alice Springs is evident from up here.
Then my plans were hijacked, when John saw where the light industrial area was and decided to drive around exploring that. Doesn’t everyone? He spied an auction house, so had to go look at what goodies they might have on offer. He really enjoys auctions, and needs to be watched closely!
There were all sorts of offerings that might have tempted him – had we not been living in a small caravan! But amongst the very diverse items were windcheaters and T shirts from the Desert Park, bundled in assorted sizes. I was not sure whether these were discontinued lines, or whether the place had changed its name. We decided to come to the auction, being held tomorrow, and bid on some of these, as they would make good presents for the family.
For someone setting up house in Alice Springs, this place would be a great source of necessities. It appears as if it is more economic for people leaving town to sell their goods, rather than have them transported elsewhere.
After a couple of hours at the auction house, it was too late to do much except go back to camp.
Tea was sausages, potato and salad.
John phoned S and had a long talk.