Monday, 26 July 2010

The Wave Rock


"This amazing place in the middle of nowhere is The Wave Rock. We travelled over 100kms to here on a dirt road beause we missed the main (bitumen) road turn! The drive was worth it though and we had lots of fun pretending to surf on this wave. The little town of Hyden owes it's ongoing existence to this rock and the tourists that visit it. Definitely worth a look if you are in the area". Australia. Taken by Carl & Heidi

8 comments:

Appu said...

How that was created?
When that was created?
What happened when it was created?
Many questions arise when I saw the same. Thanks for sharing. Too good.

Carolyn Ford said...

This is awesome! 100km on a dirt road...that is another "awesome!"

Carl and Heidi said...

he he - thanks Carolyn
I'd like to say the drive was fun...but

ghost said...

I am assuming this is glacial related? Nice I like the wave
dude and dudette.

Carl and Heidi said...

I don't think this is glacial - it never gets cold enough here for ice

Wikipedia says that weathering occurred under ground before the rock was later exposed.

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ghost said...

yes thanks Heidi-
but as you know our planet has been a shape shifter and the land masses were at one time joined and the climates were varied just as they are today- in accordance with their postioning,ocean conveyer (ocean currents and temps), air currents so on so on.
and of course australia was connected to antarctica before the continental drift seperated you. this was during the permian and much closer to the south pole and coverd with ice was australia- glaciated large ice caps to be more precise your eromanga basin is a great bit of evidence. antarctica itself at one time had a rainforest like climate!
in a nut-shell I guess what I should have asked was if you know of the age of the formation. HAH ;)
sorry Heidi. Australia is moving north so eventually you may be my neighbor! HA again;)

ghost said...

^^ in what area of australia is this wave rock- i am now most curious?
thanks
kindly

Carl and Heidi said...

It is in Southern Western Australia
Here is the Wiki link, for all you need to know
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wave_Rock



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