How would you react if you had planned a camping trip in the desert, sleeping in a swag and, SURPRISE, it were pouring rain 4 days out of 5???
Well, you just have to get on with it and tell yourself that this will make a great story to tell…
So in 2012 I had booked a 5 day tour in the red center covering Uluru, Kata Tjuta, King’s canyon, Palm valley and more.
I went to Uluru 2 days early, enjoyed some of the activities offered there and stayed at the resort. And the weather was amazing!
And then my camping trip started and the desert became a giant swimming pool J (OK I exaggerate a little bit but this is how it felt)
And now I can tell you, that I have seen waterfalls on Uluru!
And if you red about my valley of the wind walk in Kata Tjuta, you know that thanks to the rain I was able to do the hike as it is closed when temperatures gett oo high!
And the first night we all scooped under the roof but as it was windy as well we had to set up some “curtain” to stay kind of dry… was not the most restful night… especially as a small kangaroo-like mouse kept jumping on us all night
Some of the driving became difficult. One of our camp was very isolated and our guide was worried that we would be cut off the next morning so we drove back to the main campsite and another tour group offered us some of their tents J
While hiking in King’s Canyon, rain was not as strong but we were still happy to get some cover now and then:
For our last night, rain finally stopped and we enjoyed a beautiful sleep under the star in Palm Valley.
So yes, rain can be a problem but it also makes for good memories, so next time it rains, don’t change plans, just go ahead, you don’t know what you will be able to experience!
How do you react when it starts raining during your holidays?
Linda ~ Journey Jottings says
Not many people can claim to have seen waterfalls pouring down Uluru!!
So despite the inconvenience – Wow!! 😉
Claire Robinson says
Hi Linda. Yes, it was quite incredible and very unexpected.Lucky for me I came in before the tour and also saw Uluru under the sun. But my co-travelers who just arrived were not that excited…