Aug
11
2009
0

Wafers

The last photo from the gorge for now shows the wonderful layers of sediment and the very clear definition between each.  Tomorrow it’s on to the ocean around Kalbarri!

Aug
10
2009
0

Detail of Z Bend Fault

As mentioned yesterday, the Z Bend is caused by a fault, which is clearly detailed in the left hand side of the image vanishing towards the centre.  The fault also allows for a lot of trees to get a start.

Aug
09
2009
0

Z Bend

The Z Bend is a geological rarity where a river takes a 90° turn owing to a horizontal fault in the underlying rock.  The fault can be seen trailing off to the left in this image (I’ll post an up close of it tomorrow).  The fault allows water to erode out more easily the rock underneath, causing the water to take the path of least resistance and thus, a right hand turn.

Murchison Gorge, Kalbarri National Park.

Aug
09
2009
0

Galah

Galah is both a quintessentially Australian word and animal, and never has a truer word been used, with perhaps the exception of the Sloth.  This playful lot were impressing the tourists at the head of the Loop Trail into the Murchison Gorge.

Aug
08
2009
0

Wattle

One of the first flowering plants each season, wattle is iconic and permeates the air with a distinct sweetness.

Aug
06
2009
0

Tentative

The first subtle signs of spring slowly creep into the bushland around the Murchison River in Kalbarri National Park.

Aug
05
2009
1

Still Waters…

…aren’t all that deep in this case.

Aug
04
2009
0

Spotted

A small patch of moss colours the sandstone around the Loop, Kalbarri National Park.

Aug
03
2009
0

Silt

Because of the very nature of the river, carving its way down through the host rock, there tends to be a lot of material depositied in the river bed.  Running strongly for only a few months of the year, the Murchison river takes on almost a channel like appearance as it snakes its way along the valley floor.

Aug
02
2009
0

Trail

The first stage of the Loop walk trail within Kalbarri National Park can be seen trailing off with markers to the horizon along the main ridge.

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