In our continuing Aussie orientation, we went to the Sounds of Starlight Theatre in Alice to see a world renowned didgeridoo musician. In an intimate setting with about 80 people, we were treated to 90 minutes of the haunting music accompanied by a slideshow of spectacular scenery from the region.
There were at least 20 different didgeridoos of various lengths and shapes. Each enabled the musician to make unique sounds and it was amazing to hear the melodies coming from a piece of wood that has been hollowed out by termites.
|We were limited to when we could take pictures, but if you check their website,you can see more examples of didgeridoos.|
We had our dear friend, Craig Stratford, who is involved in the same project as Roger, and his son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter over to our apartment to celebrate his birthday. It was fun to be able to find and buy high quality food (all in one spot!) for the dinner and we enjoyed the evening with everyone.
|Chloe is a little charmer|
|Happy birthday, Craig! Chocolate mud cake and more wine finished off steaks done on the barbie|
A short drive from Alice Springs, is Standley Chasm that is in the midst of the MacDonnell Range of mountains believed to be 300-350 million years old.
|Roger at Standley Chasm|
|A geologist's dream|
|Arch formed by a tree|
|A gum tree on top of the outcropping|
|Seeds of a Cycad tree|
Thursday we get chest x-rays done for our visas, Roger meets with a machine shop, and then we drive to Beachport which is four hours away. Roger has another meeting close to Beachport, and more when he returns to Adelaide on April 2nd. A perfect combination of business and pleasure.
It wouldn't be a usual blog posting without some mention of food. Here is a menu item at the "Juicy Rump" where we had dinner a couple of weeks ago. We didn't try this one, but maybe next time...
|Seems to cover most wildlife around here....|
"Still crazy after all these years.....oh, still crazy after all these years."