Walking in extreme heat

Noel Coward was right. About who walks in the midday sun, that is.

I am spending a week in Central Australia. You wouldn’t believe how bright the sun is and how hot it is so quickly. On my first day walking around town, I suffered from a bit of heat stress. I quickly learnt my lesson – loose cotton clothing, drink PLENTY of water regularly, wear a broad rim hat and walk early int the morning. I couldn’t imagine what it would be like in summer. And I don’t think I will ever come to find out!

It’s been an amazing experience so far. I didn’t expect it to be so hilly! This is the view from the verandah of where I am staying.


I didn’t know Alice is surrounded by a big range. Two actually. The East and West MacDonnell ranges. There’s a gap that the town’s main road runs through.

I also didn’t expect so many trees. Here’s a beauty outside of where I sit on the verandah of the “donga”.


I haven’t been exercising, besides a yoga class and some walking to beautiful sites but not power walking. It is too hot! And I broke my no alcohol on Tuesday and Thursday rule. I can see why Territorians drink! It is HOT!!!

(If you don’t know what a donga is, I let you know in a future post. I’m going bush today, so posts won’t be for a few days.)

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