After the hoo ha of yesterday we discussed our schedule and decided on a shorter south west loop rather than the longer route up the coast. However we did want to check out the pinnacles so we headed off on a short trip up north for the day. It was a relaxing drive on long, extremely straight roads! We saw the pinnacles which are towers of limestone sticking out of the sand (see pic). Although geologists don't really know how they were formed, one of the theories is that they are calcified tree stumps that get covered and uncovered by sand depending on the direction of the wind. We also had a look at stromatolites which are the most primitive life form known to exist on earth. They are basically a collection of algae that can survive in warm, extremely salty water. Our opinion of these was decidedly 'meh'! They are much more impressive than they sound! After a pleasant evening back at our hostel we organised to meet with Duffy tomorrow for the rugby in the afternoon. Will be great to catch up and watch the game with a fellow norn ironer!