Now I have a few days to explore
the area in and around Alice Springs, before taking The Ghan to
Adelaide. The first theing I do is to collect a hire car;
a Toyota Rav 4 - not the Ged-style girly hairdresser's 3-door version,
but the hard 5-door super-tough desert version!
Then I decided to drive north from Alice Springs to cross the Tropic
of Capricorn - and thence cut across country to try some of the
unsealed highways - well, if you've got a 4x4 you might as well
make the most of it!