The town of Alice Springs is on the Northern side of Honeymoon Gap.
Blatherskite Park is the venue for many of Central Australia’s large, outdoor events, the Alice Springs Show, on the first Friday and Saturday in July, and the Imparja Camel Cup, held one week later.
Many extra large touring vehicles, the large motor homes with trailers, travelers unable to fit into the average caravan park, may apply in advance for permission to stay at the park.
Pack the woollens and oil skin coat for the evenings if you, must go out, and for the early mornings as it can become extremely cold overnight. At this time the morning temperatures are only dropping to between 6 and 10 degrees but prior to the Alice Springs show there is usually a severe burn of the grass, turning it yellow white, as the temperature drops below freezing, and you rise to a frozen grasses and condensation dripping from the ceilings. Be sure to bring the heater or if you are self sufficient on an un-powered site, consider a diesel heater for the van if you’re spending time in the center in winter.
I have packed the wheat bags to heat in the microwave to keep our bed lovely and warm if we are here during mid winter.
At the end of June, Alice Springs holds the Beanie Festival, over 5,000 beanies and their makers from all over the world; participate in exhibitions, workshop and demonstrations. The beanie, is ideal head gear for Central Australian winter evenings and mornings and a great place to buy one is at the Todd Mall Market, held every second Sunday
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From one of Australia's finest storytellers comes historical fiction stories of crime, betrayal, mystery and love.
With family connections to the Pallawa Aboriginal Tasmanians and Australia's first European settlers, septuagenarian Ryn writes with the cultural understanding and experience of an elder who has listened to the oral histories of people closely connected to country in Australia and the Pacific.
While Ryn writes about resilience and love, don't expect sweet romance. Her focus is on the coming-of-age adventure, and of course, history. She even challenges NASA's version of the supposedly "safe return" of Skylab.
During her career as a fine artist, Ryn spent decades researching and verifying the historical background to the books she would write. In 2010, Ryn set aside a fifty-year successful art career to write full-time. It is Ryn's family's hope that a more factual history of the land might emerge from the recorded inaccuracies concerning the colonial invasion of Australia and many Pacific Islands.
For the latter part of 2016, Ryn is taking a sabbatical from historical fiction novel writing, to assist fellow authors and bloggers with marketing, and to study and merge her existing traditional fine art skill with the latest graphic design know-how and tools.
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