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  The three caterpillars paintings
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  • The three caterpillars paintings - Alice Springs
      The three caterpillars paintings
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  • Before the sun came up - Alice Springs
      Before the sun came up
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  • Some lovely rock formations. - Alice Springs
      Some lovely rock formations.
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Every time my foot hit the ground it felt like 50 knives were being shoved into my soles. The pain bordered on excruciating; every step was an exercise in pain management. I reflected how people mention how tough the early explorers had it, and I certainly don?t want to diminish the problems they had; but the aborigines actually used to live here and walk about barefoot, just as I was now doing.
Of course, they had no choice, I suppose I had. However, having to take my shoes off to wade through the pond I thought it a bit silly to put them on again when I wasn?t going to walk that far and would soon have to return through the pond. Heavens I was regretting that decision!
I was only walking on river gravel and it still hurt, exacerbated by the freezing cold temperature, but the 3 caterpillar rock paintings distracted my attention. They represented the three caterpillars that Intwailuka, an ancestral hero, ate here on his dreamtime journey.
I took a few snaps, decided this gap wasn?t as good as Jessie and headed off there again, thankfully with socks and shoes on now.
Emily is only a few kilometres east of town on the Ross Highway and well signposted.

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  • Written Jun 24, 2010
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