Ian & Claire's Adventure
We went to pick up our little van and to our suprise we got a free upgrade to a mobile home! It had a bed over the cab amd a 'living room', tv big fridge, toilet and shower and kitchen, so we set off up North in high spirits, only dampened by the boring drive, the fact we couldnt see anything behind us or very well either side, and an incredibly loud squeeking noise behind the driver. We arrived in Cervantes in the late afternoon, checked into the campsite and headed straight out to the pinnacles desert. We drove along with a wierd landscape of low green bush, not what we expected at all, then suddenly we arrived at the desert. It was fantastic. It really was a desert, the ground turned to sand and sandstone and there were hundreds of pinnacles. There used to be just a huge area of sandstone, then plants grew and the acid from the roots created holes in the sandstone, then over hundreds of years general erosion removed the rest and left these pinnacles standing in the desert, it really is astonishing. The pinnacles range from 8/10ft tall to a few inches. We drove round the 'desert'and stopped in the best bits to take photos and go for wanders. By this time the light was fading and the shadows from the pinnacles were superb. Other people had all set up cameras and places to watch the sunset so we rushed around again then sat with the others and watched a lovely sunset. We hurried back due to the worry of kangaroos (we'd seen some on the way in and WA is renouwned for its roo accidents) This place is wonderful, eerie, wierd, stunning, you feel like you're on a different planet.