Thursday, 14 October 2010

The Pinnacles

Took a trip out of Perth to the Pinnacles desert today. The Pinnacles desert is about 150 miles North of Perth and is a desert full of strange upright rock pinnacles. There is a geological explanation as to how they formed but its quite complicated and I wasn’t really listening properly…. 
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Next we took the 4WD drive truck into the white Sand Dunes along the coast and had a go at Sand boarding…going down was easier than getting back up again. Also there was a bit of a breeze that meant we were continuously getting sand blasted..

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After the sand boarding the idea was to take the 4WD drive up and over some of the dunes. This was great fun until we drove up a massive dune that turned out to have a much softer crest than the driver expected….We got completely beached and then weren’t going anywhere! The driver got the spade out but luckily another 4WD vehicle gave us a tow out. I helped by taking pictures…In then end it took about 30 mins to get the truck out.

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