Meeting Lightning Man In the Out Back Of Australia

.photo of ayres rock, "uluru" in central Australia

The life of the Australian Aborigine

Written By: Gary Wonning

July 7th, This was to be our last day in the outback of Australia, I was beginning to feel as though I didn’t want to go back to the states, this felt like home to me.

Bright and early, at least early, found us boarding a pontoon boat for an excursion across the crocodile infested waters of Cooinda. Seeing several pairs of eyes in the water, the guide didn’t have to tell us twice that it was feeding time and if there was some part of our body we wanted to keep, it should remain inside the boat.

It was about this time Mark, our driver suggested that if we wanted to see one more Aboriginal Site, he would be willing to drive us.

Many things began racing through my mind, we had visited many ancient sites in the last three weeks and I really didn’t want to see any more rocks. The swimming sounded really refreshing, but what the heck, I could go swimming next week if I wanted. This was my last day in The Land of Oz, I wanted to enjoy it to the max.

I knew deep down that this was going to be a very special afternoon, wandering in the outback for almost a month, I was unaware of the date. July 7th, as I would find out later would be a highlight in my search for truth.

The author has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,

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