Carnarvon Gorge 2017

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Post July 17th, 2017, 12:36 pm

Al. :drinks:
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Post July 17th, 2017, 12:58 pm

Fabulous, Al :yahoo:

Omg OMG those steps! :nono: lol
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Post July 20th, 2017, 5:13 am

It’s not hard to imagine why this area has the name Carnarvon – it must have been named for Caernarvon/Caernarfon in Wales! It is certainly craggy, yet so lush-looking in places.

Of course, when I started thinking about it and looked it up, this is what I read: “The first European to traverse the future park was Thomas Mitchell, in the 1840s. He named the Carnarvon Range after a location in Wales.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnarvon_National_Park

I loved the cabins – they are very reminiscent of ones we stayed in on a trip to Queensland on Lady Elliott Island, Great Barrier Reef.

The aboriginal art is fascinating – it must have been awe-inspiring to see it first-hand!

"The indigenous stencil artists of Central Queensland, such as those who created sites such as the Art Gallery and Cathedral Cave in Carnarvon Gorge, are regarded by some researchers as the best in the world. It appears they developed complex stencilling techniques that have not been replicated elsewhere. Only one full adult body stencil is known to exist in the world; it can be seen publicly at the Tombs site in the Mount Moffatt section of the park. It is the largest known stencil, and a good example of the heights to which this form of human expression was taken in Central Queensland."

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And I have to agree with joii about those steps. :nono: :shock: You wouldn’t get me going down them! Hope you didn’t attempt them – it wouldn’t have helped your poor back! (or maybe that was the cause?) :blink:
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Post July 20th, 2017, 5:32 am

Won't catch me on those steps either with my fear of heights
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Post July 20th, 2017, 7:24 am

Someone took a photo from the top or one of the platforms :-)
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Post July 20th, 2017, 7:41 am

Wonder if that same fearless person climbed up and into the cave?

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Post July 20th, 2017, 8:03 am

Arrrgh! :dizzy: :worried: :swoon:

Expect Al got his drone to do that lol