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Banner finished!

The banner that we started 2 weeks ago at Nyangatjatjara college was finished and part of the concert on Saturday night. Tonight the base camp team went to the Amphitheater and placed the banner up piece by piece again, to get a good pic. A huge thank you to Yvonee from Mutitjulu and some of…

Day 8

 A bit of a sleep in this morning and then warmly welcomed with some french toast. We spent the morning first with a visit to the royal flying doctors service. Most of the young people found it interesting as we watched a video and the lady talked to us about the control room and the…

Kings to Coober

We’ve just arrived at Coober Pedy and amazingly everyone seems full of energy after the long drive. We spent last night at Kings Canyon, which was an amazing experience, and really felt close to nature. Especially the dingoes. Our breakfast options this morning were a bit limited, as it turns out dingoes aren’t all carnivores…

Vigil and Dawn Service

Around 180 pilgrims gathered together for a prayer vigil under a clear star filled central Australia sky, last night. 65 of them stayed till 4am. Then the 6 bus loads of pilgrims met at a sand hill looking out over Uluru for a Sunrise dawn service. Base camp waved goodbye to most of the buses…

On the road again

The morning started early with some returning from the all night prayer vigil while the rest of us tried to get in as many z z z z as we could! Up at four we did well to pack up tents and luggage in the dark and with breakfast had we were all on the…

Sunrise, Camels and a Snake

Today began with a cold brekky of cereal and some hot toast due to an early departure for the sunrise service. Once brekky was finished we left for the sunrise service on a sand dune near Uluru which all the pilgrims enjoyed. We packed the tents up so we could then leave for Alice Springs.…

Festival and Concert

The festival and concert saw a sea of orange, as pilgrims wearing their pilgrimage shirts helped run a huge festival for the Yulara and surrounding areas community. The festival was made up of many people from Mutitjulu, Yulara, and visitors to the resort. We met people from France, Canada, America, Germany, England and from all…

Taking the Mala walk and reflecting

Today began with a hot brekky of bacon, fried eggs and toast, which everyone enjoyed!  We then started to get ready for Uluru which everyone had been waiting for this whole trip. We arrived at the Uluru cultural centre were no pictures were to be taken as part of respect, which we have been learning…

Uluru Today

The day had come where the pilgrims got to see Uluru. Each bus group was taken on a guided tour around the Mala walk and to the cultural center. At the rock they spent some time reflecting in their journals. The evening program was a great time of celebration together sharing in small groups what…

‘There it is!”

A few sleepy pilgrims emerged from their beds for an early 4.45am rise and shine! Everyone had enjoyed sleeping on a mattress for a change and sleeping underground was cool too!  It was then time for a quick brekky and then onto the bus. This was the day that everyone had been waiting for… the…

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