The omnipresent boab is a delight in the landscape of the Kimberley Outback, Australia. It seems that no two are identical. They can be tall or short, fat or thin, symmetrical or asymmetrical. The boab is a rugged survivor of the seasonal extremes in the Kimberley, aptly named “The Wet” and “The Dry.”
The spot behind the curtain is snug and secure. Standing under the rock crevice listening to the water wash down from above gives feeling of quiet and separation from everything on the other side.
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Does a mysterious force draw people to this giant of a rock? The Aboriginal people of Australia call it Uluru, a name that has no specific meaning (at least, from what I know). Some people want to climb it, maybe to get closer to its mysterious power or maybe just because it is there. But, the Aboriginal people say it is a sacred place and should not be climbed. Most people respect the sacredness and are content to watch the sun set over the immense dome.
In the coming posts, I will be moving away from the eastern rainforests and into the outback of the Northern Territory, Australia. One can become spoiled by stepping outside your tent to see such an amazing view of the Milky Way. There is no waiting until the wee hours of the morning. Soon after the sun goes down, out come all the stars.