We climbed Trig Hill, just north of the town. The 'trig point ' is the intersection of a longitude & latitude line.
The Overland Telegraph line ran through near here in 1887 stretching from Adelaide to Darwin - significant in history for communication to the outside world from central Australia.
Under it is the ashes of Dr John Flynn, founder of the RFDS. He opened up medical aide to central Australia with the help of Qantas planes.This monument is just outside Alice along the Larapinta Drive.
He has an amazing view for his resting place don't you think??
Almost forgot to add -long story, but we've had a rattling exhaust pipe since Barcaldine. We had the exhaust upgraded just before leaving Brisbane. We had mechanics look at it in Longreach & Winton. The latter suggested it should be Ok going over the rough Plenty Hwy, but should be looked at in Alice Springs.
It's just as well Rod took it along to an exhaust shop, because a hole was developing in our brand new exhaust system!!
The installer in Brisbane was contacted who indicated it would be replaced under warranty on our return to Brisbane. Apparently a design fault or some such rubbish.
Some type of repair was made & we also had another new spring added to the existing 1's plus a suspension lift to give us more room going over rough terrain.
A few more $$$ off loaded from our pockets :(
Hope it is worth it