Tuesday, August 08, 2006

THE END OF LITCHFIELD TOUR

A few short Photo stops on our way back to accommodation
200 year old banyan tree
It's got vines that hang from the branches, and when they touch the ground they take root and become another mini trunk of the tree. . Really big.

Termites build these mounds for several reasons: as a place to store plant material, to protect them from ants and other predators, and to provide them with dry ground in the event of season flooding. The photograph, shows a "Cathedral Mound" which is, perhaps, 100 years old, and is probably about 7or 8 metres tall.


The Lost City
The Lost City is an area of unusual sandstone pillars and block formations evoking the ruins of a long forgotten civilisation that have been sculpted by wind and rain over thousands of years.


Sunset from tour bus window


End of a very informative and most enjoyable tour and a very long day over .

Arriving back at Leepoint About 9pm

7 Comments:

Blogger Raggedy said...

Great pictures!
Do termites still live in those?
I am glad you had a nice vacation and thank you for sharing it with us!
G'Day G'Day!
Have a wonderful day!
*^_^
(=':'=) hugs
(")_ (")Š from da Raggedy one

August 09, 2006 1:05 am  
Blogger Jim said...

Yes, thanks for the ride along with you. I don't know where else in the world they have those termite mounds. We did see some very old banyan trees in Hawaii.
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August 09, 2006 5:38 am  
Blogger Peter said...

G'day, G'day Jan, that was interesting thank you.

August 09, 2006 7:45 pm  
Blogger Gwen said...

Just looked at your latest addition to your blog, great pics of N.T. Brings back some great memories.Well done Jan.

August 09, 2006 9:15 pm  
Blogger Merle said...

Hello Jen Thanks for more great photos
of places I will never see. And thanks
for the comments, glad you liked the
poem etc. Thanks for the e-mail also, I will probably post it, although Peter posted it a long time ago.Tonight I am having trouble getting my post on.
Take care, Hugs, Merle.

August 09, 2006 10:46 pm  
Blogger Janice said...

Hi Jen,

What wonderful pictures, and what an interesting country you have there. One day I'd like to visit it.

Janice~

August 11, 2006 4:04 pm  
Blogger Meow said...

More great photos .. thank you so much. What a wonderful country we live in, and there is always something new to see. You could spend a whole lifetime travelling in Australia, and still not see it all.
Thanks again.
Take care, Meow

August 11, 2006 9:26 pm  

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