Soggy Pinnacles Desert (by Symone)
Trip Start Jul 07, 2010
54Trip End Sep 02, 2010
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Some people say they are seashells from ancient seabeds that have solidified, then due to the rain etc, have lost their calcium content and have left only the limestone. Others believe that they are the petrified remains of ancient forests. It seems that they have only been uncovered fairly recently, over the past few hundred years, due to shifting sands
The effect of the pillars randomly scattered through the desert is a little weird. It would be a great landscape for a movie set on another planet. Walking through them, Lyndon and I decided we favoured the petrified tree theory as they did look like tree stumps and sort of clumped together like forests do. What we do know is that if there was a forest there years ago, it would have been very well watered, as we got drenched in the process and spent the trip back to Cervantes steaming ourselves dry with the heater blasting. Thankfully the sun came out in the afternoon so the kids had a great play at the park while Lyndon read his latest pirate inspired tale and I dozed.
Tomorrow is our last day before our flight home Thursday. This means we are down to eating odd combinations of food and wearing socks that should possibly have biohazard signs attached to them! Only 250km to Perth, a mere hop, skip, and a jump for seasoned travellers like ourselves