Today I went to the famous Uluru rock, also known as Ayers rock! An old friend of mine, Emma, who's been living here in Australia for a few years went with me. We were going to walk around the base of the rovk, a 10,6 kilometres long walk which takes about 3,45 hours. We wanted to see the sunset afterwards so we planned to start walking after lunch. It's best to walk in the morning or afternoon since it can get dangerously hot in the middle of the day. We had packed lots of water, some fruit, sandwiches and sunscreen. We headed out at 2pm. Emma and I talked alot, we haden't met for almost 2 years(!), and we stopped now and then to drink and to take pictures.
After about an hour we stopped to eat some fruit. We left the path to sit down in a shadowy area. Then we suddenly saw a big snake! It was a brown snake almost 1,5 m long! Brown snakes are quite aggressive and they're venomous. Emma whispered to me to be quiet. The snake laid perfectly still on a big rock. It was probably resting and getting warm in the sun. We carefully backed away from it. It didn't move. When we were a safe distance from it (back on the track) we started laughing. It was a " that could have gone badly wrong and Im so happy we're safe" kind of laugh.
After that pretty much nothing else happened. We came back to the start at 6pm. Emma drove us to the sunset lookout and we found a good spot. We ate our sandwiches and around 7pm the sun started setting and gave us an incredible veiw. Emma then drove me back to my hotel and I'm going straight to bed now.