These strange dark red outcrops of rock appeared at regular intervals all along the Namatjira Drive. It looked like an old "Hadrian's Wall" that was disintegrating with age! The green blobs all over the hillside are Weeping Spinifex, which has silica crystals in its spiky leaves, making them stiff like sandpaper.
Colour Everywhere You Look September 27th 2014 We were a little later leaving than we’d meant to be as I needed to iron a couple of items before we left.
Our first stop was Simpson’s Gap, 25km out of Alice along the West Macdonnell Ranges. We parked the car and set off on the walk beside and along the river bed to the Gap. On the way, we passed an area of rocks piled up at the base of the mountain wall. A Ranger was just finishing his tal ... read more
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