The Pinnacles: Nambug National Park

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The Pinnacles were definitely on our list of places to visit in Western Australia.  They feature in the book Are We There Yet? but the illustration had the kids fooled.  From the drawing they had the idea that there were only a few rock formations, they were in for a pleasant surprise.  First we stopped into the Discovery Centre at Nambug National Park for a quick look.  The Pinnacles: Nambug National Park | How Many More Minutes?The Pinnacles: Nambug National Park | How Many More Minutes?The Pinnacles: Nambug National Park | How Many More Minutes? Then we headed down the short path to see how much we could see before doing the driving circuit. The Pinnacles: Nambug National Park | How Many More Minutes? There were plenty of nearby formations to get lost in.  There isn’t a specific walking path and though you can’t tell it from these pictures, there were people wandering around everywhere.  It was so odd to be in this national park full of people when we’ve been to so many that were nearly empty.  But here in the Pinnacles we are only two hours north of Perth and it was the weekend. The Pinnacles: Nambug National Park | How Many More Minutes? There’s JitterBug photobombing in the background again.  I told the kids to find their favourite rock for a picture so they all went in different directions. The Pinnacles: Nambug National Park | How Many More Minutes?The Pinnacles: Nambug National Park | How Many More Minutes?The Pinnacles: Nambug National Park | How Many More Minutes?The Pinnacles: Nambug National Park | How Many More Minutes? We couldn’t get over how yellow the sand is!  Some of the pictures in this post I used filters on for different effects, but this one below is what we saw.  Such yellow, yellow sand.  It was so striking. The Pinnacles: Nambug National Park | How Many More Minutes? Let’s play Spot the Toddler!  This area was up on a hill, all the formations were shorter (toddler height!), I suppose because the wind must keep them from getting any taller.  It was definitely windy here. The Pinnacles: Nambug National Park | How Many More Minutes? I got a cute emu bookmark.  Aren’t you happy for me? The Pinnacles: Nambug National Park | How Many More Minutes? We wandered around for awhile and just when the kids had a good game of hide and seek going we headed back to the car to do the drive through the park. The Pinnacles: Nambug National Park | How Many More Minutes? I promise there were other people there.  They must all be hiding amongst the rocks.  The Pinnacles: Nambug National Park | How Many More Minutes? TurboBug was determined to walk the entire length of the wall bordering the footpath.  No section was to be missed. The Pinnacles: Nambug National Park | How Many More Minutes? I’ll never finish this post if I try to write about each picture…so here we go, picture overload. The Pinnacles: Nambug National Park | How Many More Minutes?The Pinnacles: Nambug National Park | How Many More Minutes?The Pinnacles: Nambug National Park | How Many More Minutes?The Pinnacles: Nambug National Park | How Many More Minutes? The evenly-spaced rocks in the foreground mark the edge of the ‘road’. The Pinnacles: Nambug National Park | How Many More Minutes?The Pinnacles: Nambug National Park | How Many More Minutes?The Pinnacles: Nambug National Park | How Many More Minutes? Look at the different colours!  That yellow sand, the white sand dune, and the ocean in the distance.  We saw many of these white, white sand dunes on the way to Cervantes. The Pinnacles: Nambug National Park | How Many More Minutes?The Pinnacles: Nambug National Park | How Many More Minutes?The Pinnacles: Nambug National Park | How Many More Minutes?The Pinnacles: Nambug National Park | How Many More Minutes?The Pinnacles: Nambug National Park | How Many More Minutes? At one point we started seeing a layer of pink at the bottom of the formations. The Pinnacles: Nambug National Park | How Many More Minutes?The Pinnacles: Nambug National Park | How Many More Minutes?The Pinnacles: Nambug National Park | How Many More Minutes? This reminded me of Delicate Arch in Arches National Park.  🙂 The Pinnacles: Nambug National Park | How Many More Minutes?

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