Australia – 2001 – Uluru

A very interesting rock.

The site of Uluru is an enchanting one. It appears to be a single rock lying on its side in the middle of the flat landscape.

Uluru is a unique piece of geography. It is also sacred to the original people of Australia.

It is a beautiful mystery. It has ancient paintings on its sides that tell of the people who first lived there. The remnants of those people still call this land theirs, and rightly so.

It is worth seeing and experiencing. The silence is like that no where else on earth. We get few chances in the modern world for a silence as powerful and deep as at Uluru.

When we were here in 2001 we did walk up the side of the rock. Everyone seemed ignorant of the downside of this and we understand that today is a different time. We know more about the environment around it and the reasons for the closure of the trail up the rock.

Being good visitors to a new country means trying to leave as little of you behind as possible. The world is always changing and we are always learning new things. Whether it be in science or in other arenas. It is best not to ignore evidence that invites us to behave in a different manner than before.

Having said that, the earth’s physical history is a long one and one must remember that at one time man thought that he would never fly or travel faster than a horse could cary you. It was believed that if you did, you would die.

The mysteries of the earth’s weather, geography or origins are always up for interested parties to discuss. When we think we know all that there is to know about a topic, we are in for trouble.

Learn about the ancient Viking runestone that explained the Vikings understanding of weather change over a thousand years ago. Their winters were harsher than normal and the growing season was shortened due to volcanic eruptions, far away.