Five seasons in one day at Uluru

STEPHEN SCOURFIELD finds himself caught between a rock and hard rain

Rain hammered on the roof on Saturday night in the Red Centre of Australia near Uluru. And there I was, lying in comfort at Sails in the Desert, part of Ayers Rock Resort at Yulara ... filled with excitement and anticipation.

It’s raining on the rock.

It had rained during the evening, but in the early hours it came down hard, dropping a total of 16.3mm.

It was enough to streak down the rock in the early morning light, as it sat under a frown of cloud.

Along with 94 other people from WA, I had flown on Holidays of Australia’s direct charter from Perth to Yulara on Friday morning. A tour around the base of Uluru and lunch was included.

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