Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Kings Canyon - Photo heavy

We arrived at Kings Canyon very early:
I was quite nervous because, well, I'm scared of heights. I think it does show:
Note Amandine holding me... Susan, I do think you were brave to say Yes.
The path is very steep at the beginning of the walk, but it does not last that long, and when you are on top, you don't regret the effort, believe me. It is all flat, well almost.
The colors are gorgeous. In Uluru and Kata Tjuta, the stones are red to their core. Although the stones in Kings Canyon are also red, they are white, covered with red dust from the two others.
After walking on the top, we went down the stairs (there are the same on the other side to climb up again)
to reach the Garden of Eden at the bottom. As you can see, the vegetation is quite dense. And there are birds singing all the way down.
This is the other end of the pool. The white marks are the droppings of the birds nesting there.
After climbing back to the top, we had a little snack
hosted by these two cute and funny pigeons.



This is the last view before going back.
If you watched The Adventures Of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert, you may have recognized the landscape.

If you like it, go to my Flickr page, there are more pictures...


Lisa at Greenbow said...

I love seeing the landscape but I really like to see the wildlife. Those birds are so unusual. I will have to go to your flicker site to see if you have more bird pictures.

Sonja♥ said...

Merci de ta visite sur mon blog!
J'ai eu l'occasion de visiter le Gran Canyon il y a une quinzaine d'années... c'était magnifique:)
A bientôt

Kerri said...

Vero, I'm so enjoying your wonderful photos and descriptions of your Aussie tour. You certainly saw some amazing landscapes and experienced a very different culture than what you're used to in France.
Kings Canyon is a gorgeous place!

Muriel said...

Quel magnifique voyage tu as fait
et quel plaisir ça a du être de le faire avec tes filles! Ca ne doit pas être évident de reprendre le train train quotidien après çà mais les souvenirs vont t'accompagner longtemps!