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Hi all, I've returned from the Australian National Science Week Tour, which was a talking point in it's own right - maybe I'll tell you about that later, but latterly I was in the wilds of western Australia, which was a magical experience. Probably the highlight for me was seeing the Pinnacles - the fossilised remains of a one-time prehistoric forest millions of years ago. The trunks of what would have been the trees have been preserved and stand, in some cases, metres tall. It was the most incredible and awe-inspiring sight. The photos below were taken at night - I got there at sun-down - so they are slightly ill-lit, but you can get the picture.[attachment=12749][attachment=12751]I'll add to this post other photo momentos as they come in...Chris
Which one is you Chris? You look so young, I've lost you in this piccy!
He agreed to do some caligraphy for me, but can anyone tell me what it says...?
Up in NW Australia, in the Kalbarri national park, Murchison river valley, I found these 400 million year old fossilised footprints (my shoe is in it for scale!) left by an aquatic creature probably resembling a scorpion. The rocks in the valley are 400-420 million years old, the time when water-based life first began to invade the land; the animal that made these tracks would have been dragging itself out of the water and up the muddy bank of the river...WA is indeed a magical place...[attachment=12753]Chris
The photos below were taken at night - I got there at sun-down - so they are slightly ill-lit