One of the most amazing sunsets (and sunrises) I have ever seen in my life was in central Australia; in the area of Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Perhaps it was something about the red earth and the clear blue sky that provided a picturesque environment for the sunset to set, perhaps it was the image of the massive rocks of Uluru and Kata Tjuta changing colors according to how high or low the sun was. This was just the perfect place to have a perfect sunset. We watched the sunset close to Uluru, so we could see it change color from bright orange during the day to deep red and eventually dark brown as the sun was sets. Kata Tjuta we could see from afar, next to where the sun disappeared in the horizon. It's quite incredible how the simple movements of the sun can provide such warming images, such amazement. Out here in the wilderness it's more than a source of heat though, it's the light, a guide. And when the sun sets, everything is pitch black and there is nothing and nobody. At night, this is a different place, the stars come out and so do the scorpions and the dingos. Yet, exhausted after a long day in the heat hiking around these incredible rocks, the sunset provides something soothing, something extraordinary to end the day.