Friday, July 21, 2006

Mt Augustus

Mt Augustus
Goolinee

MtAugustus is the biggest rock on the world, it is just over 2000 feet high, is 5 miles long and about 34 miles around. It's situated about 560 miles north of Perth. Goolinee, is a permanent water hole closeby, looks very picturesque, but it is very remote, nearly 400 miles of dirt road to get there. Walter enjoyed his visit, but certainly wouldn't be going again. The yellow in the Mt Augustus picture are wildflowers, paper daisies or everlastings, they actually feel just like paper, and are very hardy, they have to be growing in such harsh condidions.

2 comments:

Peter said...

These two are great shotsGoolinee looks great and the wildflowers look better than Mt Augustus, it's nowhere near as spectacular as Uluru.

Meow said...

What a beautiful place. I've never been to WA ... one day *sigh*. I didn't realise that Mt. Augustus was bigger than Uluru, or is it a different type of thing ?!?!
Take care, Meow