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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Australia 2011 - Day 6, Part 2 - Kings Canyon

"Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death." - Harold Wilson

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Australia 2011
Day 6 - 3rd August - Kings Canyon
(Part 2)

Then, ahead of us was a very narrow passthrough with no path.

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Doesn't this look like a scene from a movie where planes or spacecraft chase each other narrow canyons?

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Panorama

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Without the plants this could still pass for the background of a dogfighting scene. The rocks were like miniature versions of the big rock formations in them.

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Crowd at canyon wall. If I'd shouted "fire!" or "wildebeest stampede!" maybe some would've jumped.


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Canyon view


Canyon panorama

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Pushing someone off

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Crowd. I should've brought my ME2 baseball cap - I would've been able to wear it without feeling like a douchebag.

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Onward and upward

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Scrub


Panorama 2

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Sedimentary rock

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MR jumping to his doom

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Trekking across the canyon rim

There was an optional sidetrip, which we took.

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Cotterills Lookout
Notice the apostrophe, prominent by its lack.

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Mounds on way

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Deadly gap

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Cotterill's Bridge

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Cotterill's Lookout

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MR looking out. This was actually quite far from me

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Canyon wall


Cotterill's Lookout panorama

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Lush valley, in contrast to the scrub above


Valley panorama

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Birds

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A dead sea's ripples

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Ripples

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Outcrop

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