Ayers Rock and Kata Tjuta
The UNESCO World Heritage site of Ayers Rock – known also by its Aboriginal name of Uluru – is one of the most impressive landmarks in Australia. A huge chunk of sandstone and a ‘true’ monolith, it resides in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Ayers Rock is located down towards the southwest corner of the Northern Territory and close to the geographic centre of Australia.
The rock is huge, jutting up about 350m from its barren surrounds. And more interestingly, Ayers Rock extends even further than this amount below ground. A World Heritage site, Ayers Rock also goes by the Aboriginal name of Uluru. Aboriginal tribes were living in the area 10,000 years ago. White men did not come onto the scene until the 1870s, when William Gosse named it for Henry Ayers, the then-South Australia Chief Secretary. Visitors can climb Uluru – Ayers Rock as well as explore the base of it, which is around 10kms by footpath. The trip up takes a good couple of hours there and back. Although if you’re fit and hotfoot it, it can be done in 20 or 30 minutes (not recommended in the summer). It’s best to observe the rock during sunrise and sunset, when its terracotta hue morphs into a violet/blue tinge. source
These pictures were taken on March, 2016.
Uluru - Ayers Rock at sunrise
Ayers Rock changes its color and it's beautiful.
Sunrise at Uluru - Ayers Rock
Uluru - Ayers Rock from Air plane
Uluru - Ayers Rock at sunset
Ayers Rock Resort
Uluru - Ayers Rock at sunset
Mutitjulu Waterhole of Uluru
Uluru has many caves, some decorated with rock art.
the starting point of a trail up Uluru
Australian creatures @ Ayers Rock and Kata Tjuta
We can see many birds.
Australian food is safe and good.
About 5 years have passed since Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident. I have visited various places of Japan to see the health consequence of the accident.
Fortunately I have never found any impacts by the accident among Japanese creatures. As far as I know, nobody has health problem which is caused by the accident in Japan.
Our Prime Minister Abe assures that "The situation is under control. The influence of the contaminated water is completely blocked within Fukushima. There are no health-related problems until now and there will never be health problems." He also said that "Tokyo is 250 kilometers away from Fukushima, and the kind of danger that you imagine does not exist in Tokyo. Tokyo is a very safe city."
As PM Abe said, Australia is very far away from Fukushima too, Aussie have no concern about the nuclear power plant accident. Aussie have already forgotten the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident, because they think radioactive materials cannot reach there.
We know there is no problem for childbirth and child rearing in Australia. So Australian people are living without any concern about the accident. I continue to visit various places in the world to see the effects of the accident, because I can meet various creatures which are more sensitive to radioactive materials from the environment. It is important to see their health for our safety.
Public Health Network in Japan