One day last year, when we were in Australia, we drove 139 kms (86 miles) out of Alice Springs, to the end of the bitumen, just to have lunch at the Glen Helen Gorge – more specifically at the Glen Helen Gorge Resort Their website
Heading to the Gorge:
Glen Helen Gorge is one of 6 permanent water holes along the Finke River in the West MacDonnell Ranges. The "resort" is more of an outback lodge but it is in an undeniably gorgeous outback location. This is the road into the resort – you can see that it is smack up against the gorge cliff – you can just make out the roof above the bitumen.
We walked from the resort buildings to the waterhole:
After our trek to the waterhole it was time to have lunch at the only place in town (LOL) the Namatjira Restaurant & Gallery in the "resort". Here we paid some horribly inflated amount for a basic hamburger with chips and beer – well I had coke while the astro-dweeb had the beer. Art works by local aboriginals were displayed on the walls amongst prints of Albert Namatjira's work. (famous Aboriginal artist from 1930's-1950's).
So ….. the point of this story? Well for one week now I have been lying on the couch not doing much except trolling the web or staring at the wall straight ahead. This is what I stare at - I thought it was lovely when we bought it – an effect of the sun, coke & isolation perhaps….. I think I still like it, but after spending many hours looking at it, I am not so sure anymore: