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Dearest Rockologsists,

As a sheepy I of course love to climb rocks, I'm planning a trip to the top of a mole hill very soon indeed !

Will ewe take a look at Ayers Rock will ewe ?



Nice eh ?..being delivered next Tuesday .

That is an actual photo !...eerie how un Google Earth it looks eh ?

Ayers Rock is my all time favourite big rocky thing that is all alone in Australia...

So, why is it all alone ?..why does it not have any neighbouring rocks to chill out with ?  how did it come to be there ? Did a giant drop it ? (that's what I think anyway)..is there anything specifically special about the geology of it ?


When it gets delivered to me next Tuesday I will climb it and put it in my rock polishing tumbler thing to make it all nice and shiny !

Hugs & shmishes





Neil
When Girlies See My Bum They say " Your Arse Rocks "  *le groan !
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Ayers Rock !!..what's it doing there all by itself ?
« Reply #1 on: 21/06/2009 21:39:38 »
I've stood on the top of that!
 

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« Reply #2 on: 22/06/2009 00:28:59 »
You didn't happen to find my wifes contact lens by any channce ?
 

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« Reply #3 on: 22/06/2009 03:45:05 »
Once upon a time there was a little girl named Mary .. she would be shocked as heck to know that he lamb grew up to be a transvestite !

ONCE UPON A TIME THERE WAS A MOUNTAIN RANGE ...

This mountain range was sitting in the middle of what is now Australia. It was similar to those in Nevada in the US.

These were happy mountains. They frolicked with the clouds, the sun, the air and the stars.  (puking yet?)

Time passed. The mountains grew old. As they were in a big hole, known as the Amadeus Basin, they couldn't go on vacation. They had to just sit there.

The Drake Passage was opening as Antarctica and South America, after a long discussion that allowed the climate to get cold - literally,  were having a difficult marriage. A trial separation was coming.

As the rest of southern hemisphere cooled the rains in what was left of the Aussie mountains was slowing down a lot - a whole lot. And just in the nick of time. The rocks in the mountains were all weathered away and had filled the valleys to overflowing. They had weathered soooooo much the Amadeus Basin was filled up! All of the mountains had been worn down and covered up. BUT - the top of it's head was still visible.   

And all that was left was poor old Ayres Rock - once a proud mountain, it was now up to the top of it's head with dirt!

And that is how it happened.

But beware - the process continues. One day Ayers Rock will be no more.
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By the way, "Amadeus" means "beloved of God" How anyone could name a barren wasted, dry, hostile area such as this place Amadeus is beyond belief - unless they have a very, very warped sense of humor. Tricking all those poor immigrants (immigrants at His Majesty's Pleasure, that is.)




 

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« Reply #4 on: 22/06/2009 08:52:48 »
Woo !!

awesome !!

So it's a matter of ' rain stopped play ' eh ?

Thank ewe jimBob for the great explanation. I gather then this is how most mountain ranges will end up as.
Gosh !!..it's still happenning now.

I reckon anyone planning to go see it should go see it soon then !  :)

 

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« Reply #5 on: 22/06/2009 17:57:12 »
Wow!

That was a great story Mr JimBob, did anyone get to live happily ever after?

Tell us another one Mr. JimBob, go on pleeeeeeeeeeazzzze.
 

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Ayers Rock !!..what's it doing there all by itself ?
« Reply #6 on: 22/06/2009 18:51:40 »
Hmm... I sometimes feel a bit like Ayers Rock.
 

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« Reply #7 on: 23/06/2009 15:51:49 »
Wow!

That was a great story Mr JimBob, did anyone get to live happily ever after?

Tell us another one Mr. JimBob, go on pleeeeeeeeeeazzzze.

Once upon a time there was this sick, VERY SICK, a mentally-ill-sick turtle. His name was Don, not just plain 'Don' but 'Don_1' ...

Shall I proceed with your life story?
 

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« Reply #8 on: 24/06/2009 07:16:59 »
Eeeek! No, don't spill the beans!
 

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« Reply #9 on: 25/06/2009 02:26:48 »
I thought you might say that ....
 

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