It’s April 1st and time to start the A to Z Challenge. In the Theme Reveal, I indicated that I would be doing this year’s challenge using a travel theme. It’s giving me a chance to relive some of our travel adventures over the years.
First stop … Australia.
Alice Springs isn’t exactly a hot spot on the must-see list for tourists to Australia …. unless you are planning a trip into the Outback.
Although it was intended to be only a stopover, it turns out Alice Springs gave us one of the highlights of our vacation – a sunset camel ride.
I’ve read other people’s horror stories of trying to ride a camel … but that wasn’t my experience.
The swaying gait of a camel is very different from a horse, however since I have no idea how to ride a horse, I adapted very quickly to it. I loved the quiet, gentle journey we took down a dry river bed as the sun was setting.
Did you know Australia has wild camels? According to Wikipedia, Australia is the only country in the world with feral camels.
They were imported into Australia during the 1800s for transportation and hauling of heavy materials across the Outback. When motorized vehicles were introduced in the 1900s, the camels were released into the wild where they have since thrived.
Sometimes a memorable adventure can be found in the most unlikely of places.