Sunday, 7 August 2011

Info shelters

Information shelters often hold more than information. This one at Tennant Creek had a number of these longhorned grasshoppers in the shade under the roof. Look at the length of those feelers!

And another shelter gave us a geocache and some very interesting information about an aboriginal sacred site called Kunjarra (The Pebbles) that a mining company wanted to destroy. The women of the local aboriginal community held a protest camp there until they succeeded in having it protected. So many crazy things have happened in this world.

And we found some information boards of a different kind as we entered the town from the north. Talk about visual pollution. It could be such a grand entrance.

At dusk we drove to the lookout anticipating a spectacular sunset because of the clouds around. It turned out to be a fizzer but the scenery made up for it.

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