Day 29 of 55 - Wilpena Pound in the Flinders Ranges

Today's blog features pictures from Wilpena Pound, a natural amphitheatre that is 10.5 miles long and 4.3 miles wide. It's one of the most significant landmarks in the Flinders Ranges in South Australia, and holds strong significance to the indigenous Adnyamthanha Aboriginal community.

Below is a picture of me on my way to the top of the rim.

The picture below was taken on the outside of the rim. We still had a long way to go to get to the top. The sun was setting, and we decided we had gone far enough. It was a rough hike for a couple of flatlanders, but the view was fantastic even if we didn't make it to the top. This is one of my favorite trip pictures. Me and my Aussie hat.

Below is a picture of the grassy lawn outside the restaurant at Wilpena Pound Motel where wild kangaroos gather in the evening hours. It's also the spot where I stared down a "big red," or maybe it was the other way around. Very intense. In the left portion of the photo you can see the tail end of our Ford. It's parked in front of our room.

One hundred yards from our motel room was the campground. Here's a picture of a roo hiding amongst the trees. It's a great spot to pitch a tent.