Devils Marbles and Alice Spring, Territorio del Norte, Australia

 Alice Spring
Por fin llegamos en el centro de Australia, Alice Spring, pero ante visitaremos Las canicas del diablo (Devils Marbles) son un espectáculo geológico en medio del desierto.


 Darwin Devils Marbles Conservation Reserve


Son unas rocas más o menos redondas, pero más altas que un autobús, y están en medio de la nada, en medio del desierto. Estas rocas de granito se han ido erosionando con el paso de miles de años.

 Devils Marbles

 Devils Marbles

 Devils Marbles

Incluso con la diferencia de temperatura entre el día y la noche provoca que algunas de las rocas se parten literalmente por la mitad. Hoy estamos a más de 40º!!!

 Devils Marbles

How the Devils Marbles formed?
1- Around 1700 million years ago, molten magma squeezed through ancient sandstones of the earth’s crust and cooled into hard granite rock, the Devils Marbles Granite.

 Devils Marbles

2- Shrinkage as the granite cooled and pressures within the earth caused right angled patterns of cracks called joints to form.
As the overlying rocks were eroded by wind and water, the granite came to be closer to the surface.

 Devils Marbles

3- Groundwater filtered down along the joints and reacted with some of the minerals in the granite to form clays. This process, called weathering was helped by a warm, humid climate. Weathering was greatest at the corners of the blocks, where more surfaces were exposed.

 Devils Marbles

4- Eventually, the overlying rocks were eroded away and the granite was exposed to the elements. The softer weathered granite around the edges of the blocks was washed away leaving boulders perched on top of one another and strewn across rock platforms.

 Devils Marbles

Alice Spring


Población Población: 27.000 habitantes
La ciudad del centro de Australia, en medio del desierto, es la entrada hacia el Uluru. Alice Spring significa: manantiales de Alicia.

 Alice Spring

Antes de llegar a Alice Spring, hacemos una parada en un sitio mágico, des de aquí se han visto ovnis y extraterrestres, de hecho este sitio es el centro de ovnis de Australia!!!

 OVNIS

 OVNIS

Al cabo de pocos kilómetros, nos avisan de la prohibición de alcohol en Alice Spring, debido a los problemas que causa a los aborígenes. Por desgracia muchos de ellos son alcohólicos.

 No Liquor

Aborígenes

 Alice Spring

 Alice Spring

La autora del cuadro que compre, o eso creo!! jejeje

 Alice Spring

Hostel Hostel


Alice Springs YHA

About the YHA: Stay somewhere different! Alice Springs YHA hostel is built within the grounds of an historic outdoor movie theatre and has a great location in the centre of this atmospheric outback town. The hostel has a big outdoor movie screen and swimming pool. All the hostel rooms are air conditioned, and there is a BBQ, internet access and tour desk offering a full range of discount tours to see the West MacDonnell Ranges, Ayers Rock and Kings Canyon.

Things to see and do: Alice Springs, an atmospheric outback town, is the capital of Australia’s Red Centre. Explore the Western MacDonnell Ranges including Simpson’s Gap, Standley Chasm, Glen Helen and Ormiston Gorge. Visit the Alice Springs Desert Park, the School of the Air and the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Go camel riding and hot air ballooning. Alice Springs YHA hostel is the perfect stopover before exploring Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kings Canyon.

Getting There:
By bus – is 500 metres to terminal/stop from hostel.
By train – 2km to station from hostel.
By plane – 15km to airport. Airport shuttle to hostel door.

Información Más información en la red


Devils Marbles
Alice Spring

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 Devils Marbles

With Julien

 Devils Marbles

Karen and Natalie, the photographer: Sammi

 Devils Marbles

Lise and Dorthe

 Devils Marbles

 Devils Marbles

 Devils Marbles

 Devils Marbles

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