We intended driving from Alice to Uluru via the Larapinta but due to heavy rain and flooding we had to take the more dispiriting tarmac route. Pretty boring!!
HOWEVER, we needed to stop a couple of times, and our first rest break was taken at the Stuart's Well Roadhouse. As my wife is a dog lover (sorry Jim!) and a sign for Dinky the Dingo was too much to pass by, in we went.
Jim is a lovely fella and told us tales of his family settling in Oz from the UK and how they had opened up King Canyon to tourism. Dinky was at home and as a little kid and their family (the only other customers) also wanted to see the boy, Jim brought him out.
He's bloody brilliant! Up on the old joanna and off he howled. Check out youtube if you want to see him in his glory - he appears a few times.
My only sad news is that Jim was looking to sell the Roadhouse and "retire" back to Alice - your chances of seeing Dinky may be limited...More
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