Lindsey and Gemma exploring Standley Chasm!

Lindsey and Gemma exploring Standley Chasm!

September 28, 2018

Today we started with a free guided walk to Standley Chasm with our tour guide Kevin.  Kevin told us many new things about how the Aboriginals found water and food and how different animals and plants play different roles in the ecosystem.  My favourite part was learning how to hear water underground through the tree trunks, it was amazing.

I also learnt about the cycads and how they have been around for 65,000 years, the time of the megafauna, the different bush tucker, bush tomatoes, bananas, witchety grubs and lemon grass.  Another thing that I learnt was that the word werte means welcome or hello in one of the Aboriginal languages.

After the tour we arrived at Standley Chasm at noon where we saw the Sun touching the base of the Chasm.  For the rest of the afternoon we wrote our journals and had an ice cream, after doing the lookout walk to the top of one of the hills, it was worth it.

Later that night, we had a barbecue for dinner with some of the other campers, then going stargazing where we could see the Milky Way. It was beautiful.

September 29, 2018

This morning I gave some of the other campers a free guided tour because Kevin only does his tours on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  It was really awesome getting to show everyone what I had learnt the previous day and the satisfaction of seeing them amazed and knowing more than before.

 

After the walk we had an ice cream, packing up ready for Alice Springs.  When we arrived we finally got to meet Eagle and Lila, the other two junior explorers and then we went swimming with them at the BIG4 MacDonnell Range Holiday Park.

Later that evening we played UNO and had honey terriyaki chicken, followed by a movie.  Tomorrow we are going to have a meeting with some people to find out what we will be doing for the rest of the week.  All I know is that I think we are going camel riding!

Lindsey

October 1, 2018

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