We left chilly Alice Springs behind on Wed 1st. We crossed ( didn't stop) the Tropic of Capricorn outside Alice & heading for warmer temps at long last.
Passed a couple of interesting things along the Stuart Hwy.
133k's north of Alice there's this giant statue on the hill behind the servo. It's called Anmatjere man. Just like the big pineapple or lobster or bull etc. Any thing to grab attention to the place I guess.
This is only 1/2 the car park at Devils Marbles. BTW it is 10 k's out of a small town & 100k's sth of Tennant Ck. Get there early or miss out on a spot!! & miss out on some amazing sunset & sunrises views!!!!!!!!!!.
Yesterday we walked amongst the 'marbles' & found these discoveries as well
Sunset was a picture, took too many pics again.................... but am showing you a couple of different places that I thought were worthy of concentrating on.
4 young O/S tourists pulled up in their station wagon car stuffed with their belongings & proceeded to climb up onto the set of rocks in front of me. Heard a cry of despair - the girl had fallen a few mtrs & grazed several areas on her legs & also what seemed to be a deep gash to the knee bone - I could see fatty tissue pushed to the side & clean boney area of knee cap................. stupid people......................... sent them back 100k's in the direction they were coming from to Tennant Creek as next 450 kms they were going had no hospitals.
Sunrise looks much the same - beautiful still - just my shadow showing up in some of the pics.
So what are the 'Devils Marbles'? They are a couple hundred acres of rocks amongst a landscape of no ranges. Indigenous legend says that the Rainbow Serpent layed her eggs there.
It is in fact what's left over after 1,800million yrs of erosion. Beautiful which ever way you look at it.