Posted in Australia, photos, travel on 07/28/2012 10:36 pm by CeD
not quite the smooth rock you would expect. Look at these cracks, waves, pools and waterfalls that give Uluru so many different faces depending on where you’re standing
‘it’s big ‘!
‘huge mouth!’ looks like the rock just opened up!
‘waterfall .. when it’s raining’
‘permanent waterhole’ you should hear all the birds singing there!
‘riding the rock’
‘feeling very small’
Posted in Australia, photos, travel on 07/18/2012 09:39 pm by CeD
and here we are finally, in front of über famous Uluru! We arrived just in time for sunset, lucky us
Now, stop the car, sit down, and enjoy the show. The rock radiates an amazing array of colours while the sun sets down slowly.
That’s when you’re looking straight at Uluru that you realise: “this is just massive!.”
Indeed: Uluru is 348 metres high (that’s 28m more than the Eiffel Tower), 3.6 km long, 1.9 km wide, and 9.4 km around the base (that’s walking),
Posted in Australia, photos, travel on 07/18/2012 09:22 pm by CeD
Mount Conner, is an Australian mountain located in the southwest corner of the Northern Territory, 75 kilometres (47 mi) southeast of Lake Amadeus at the border of the vast Curtin Springs cattle station.
Mount Conner is a flat-topped and horseshoe-shaped inselberg, part of the same vast rocky substrate thought to be beneath Uluru/Ayers Rock and Kata Tjuta/Olgas. It can easily be confused with Uluru, since it can be seen from the road to Uluru, when approaching from Alice Springs. haha it happened to us!
It reaches 300 metres above ground level. (source)
Posted in Australia, photos on 07/16/2012 09:59 pm by CeD
Ormiston Gorge showcases the spectacular geology and landforms of the MacDonnell Ranges. The Gorge has a near-permanent waterhole, estimated to be up to 14 metres deep at its southern end.
The area contains an interesting variety of native fauna and flora including a number of relict plant species remaining from a tropical past. (source)
The Ghost Gum Lookout:
Permanent waterhole, a blessing in this arid adea!
These gumtrees just grow everywhere!
Posted in Australia, photos, travel on 07/15/2012 07:20 am by CeD
“Standley Chasm cuts through the tough quartzite to form a picturesque natural alleyway. Surging flood waters over thousands of years are responsible for this beautiful site, which is at its most impressive in the middle of a sunny day. The reliable trickle of water has ensured the survival of species from a time when Central Australia was a lusher place.” (source)
Posted in Australia, photos, travel on 07/10/2012 10:01 pm by CeD
wake up early, and experience the pure beauty of nature slowly awakening. Mind blowing!