Journal of the far side: 5 – Longitude 131 – Steve Tanham

Longitude 131 is the place where Uluru lives. Right in the middle of nowhere…

It’s 06:10 in the morning and the mercury is rising past twenty-eight degrees centigrade outside our air conditioned and life-saving room.

Most of yesterday afternoon, it was over forty degrees. When they bus you in from the local airport, they tell you you’ll need a litre of water for every hour you spend ‘our there’. Out there is Uluru, the largest monolith on Earth; a single rock, deeply sacred to the Aboriginal people, most of whose mass, like an iceberg, is beneath the surface of the rocky desert that forms the Red Centre of Australia.

It is ‘just a rock’ but that doesn’t really describe it. Its presence on the near horizon – if you can get high enough within the small town of ‘Ayers Rock Resort’ to actually see it, is formidable. It changes colour throughout the day and is spectacular at sunrise and sunset.

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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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4 Responses to Journal of the far side: 5 – Longitude 131 – Steve Tanham

  1. A place I have always wanted to visit.. amazing.


  2. This is new to me. I’m captivated. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Hemangini says:

    Wow… Such vast land, makes one think, just how huge Earth is and how much there is to see… Beautiful.

    Liked by 1 person

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