The Pinnacles and the Stromatalites

The desert dotted with the pinnacles

The desert dotted with the pinnacles

Amazing big foramations

Amazing big foramations

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Peep hole Bianca

Peep hole Bianca

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In the shade of a big one

In the shade of a big one

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Sandy Point (close to Jurien Bay) is a good base for the Pinnacles just down the road and so the next day we headed out to visit this unusual amazing and beautiful Pinnacles. The Pinnacles are geological rock formations in the desert we spent a few hours looking at the beautiful puzzling formations. They are relatively young in geographical sense and there are two theories as to how they formed one being that they were sand between tree roots and the other is that the rock was trees. I think the first theory is more plausible given the rock is sandstone. Either way they were beautiful and usual site not like any other place I have seen. We all enjoyed them and played hide and seek.

After the Pinnacles we visited the Thetis Lake where we viewed some Stromatalites which are an ancient ‘bacteria’ that grow in a rock looking formation – very interesting but the flies at the lake were insane! So after quick view we headed back to camp.

The next day we hung out at Sandy point and climbed up some sand dunes with the kids boogie boards for some sand sledding which was enjoyed by everyone. We also checked out the sea cave at the end of the beach and some swimming in the afternoon.

Stromatalites at Lake Thetis

Stromatalites at Lake Thetis

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Stromatolites are thought to be one of the oldest forms of life on earth!

Stromatolites are thought to be one of the oldest forms of life on earth!

swimming at Sandy Point

swimming at Sandy Point

Holly rides the dune with Mum

Holly rides the dune with Mum


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Sandy Point beach

Sandy Point beach

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boogie boards handy for dune riding

boogie boards handy for dune riding

These dues were steep and we rode them down almost into the ocean. Sandy Point was a great spot many people were also fishing off the beach and catching some good ones. We didn’t try our luck but will get the rod out at the next camp.

sand dunes at Sandy Point

sand dunes at Sandy Point

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