Friend's Travel Tales: Marla at The Pinnacles, Nambung, National Park, Western Australia

     Hi there! Ready for another virtual adventure? We'd love you to join us on a tour to The Pinnacles, Nambung, National Park in Western Australia.

Our tour guide for this post is a high school super buddy of mine now based in Perth, Western Australia. I'd love you all to meet....

my good friend Marla Marquez Sison!

     Hearing of the place from friends, she has been intrigued by the numerous lime formations said to be found within the Nambung, National Park in Western Australia. Nambung National Park is around 245 km/about three (3) hour drive North of Perth. So when her kids were on break from school sometime in October 2011 which is actually within the best time of the year to visit the place because the days are mild and flowers start to bloom, they set off for a trip to witness what Marla describes as "mind boggling rock formations"- THE PINNACLES.



...after you Marla!


PINNACLES, NAMBUNG NATIONAL PARK
her son, David marveling at the desert landscape with a long stretch of weathered rock spires rising out of the yellow sand dunes...

The raw material for the limestone of the Pinnacles came from seashells in an earlier epoch rich in marine life. These shells were broken down into lime rich sands which were blown inland to form high mobile dunes.The mechanisms through which the Pinnacles were formed from this raw material are the subject of some controversy, with three mechanisms having been proposed:
  • They were formed from lime leaching from the wind-blown sand and by rain cementing the lower levels of the dune into a soft lime-stone
  • They were formed through the preservation of cast of trees buried in coastal aeolianites where roots became groundwater conduits, resulting in precipitation of indurated (hard) calcrete. Subsequent wind erosion of the aeolianite would then expose the calcrete pillars
  • On the basis of the mechanism of formation of smaller “root casts” occurring in other parts of the world, it has been proposed that plants played an active role in the creation of the Pinnacles, rather than the rather passive role detailed above. The proposal is that as transpiration draws water through the soil to the roots, nutrients and other dissolved minerals flow toward the root.
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Marla and family had a great time exploring the place. Let's join them!

Her son David, enjoying his scooter ride! Whew, I would definitely want to ride one too! :)



     Marla says they failed to spot the Kangaroos in the site but had fun nonetheless. 




Marla beside one of those huge rock formations which she says made her mind run wild. 



Marla's daughter Micah. Her beauty makes her a perfect model of the gadget she is holding and of the grandiose view in the next photo she was capturing....


...how I'd love love love to visit The Pinnacles one sweet day too...




Their smiles show what a grand family bonding time they had. Marla says her kids seem to have grown way too fast and they are now catching every chance to spend bonding with them before teen-age life fully draws their attention away. Feeling the same thing about my kiddos. These days our teen-age son seldom wants to hang out with us already! Yet I am glad like Marla is, that at the end of each day...
we know it in our hearts that the kids realize that there is no better place than 
in the company of the ones who love us most- our FAMILY.......

and the best of friends...
with Marla and our other high school super buddies- Luwena and Rhodora
around three years ago...


Nambung National Park is around 245 km/about three (3) hour drive from North of Perth

from my humble world to yours....
special thanks to Marla for allowing The Letters In November share their travel tale

you may also read about her daughter and hubby here


~Kulasa~



















10 comments

  1. pssst, let us travel together around the world when we become senior citizens. hahahaha! great family bonding in such a marvellous place!

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  2. those pinnacles look so cool Zen, love that show of his little boy among all the pinnacles, we somehow have the same name national park here, pinnacles national park. lovely pictures, thanks for sharing your friend's nature trip, and oh, you all look lovely, and her daughter would make a very lovely model indeed

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  3. Thanks for this virtual tour via your friend Doc Zen. I would love to see Aussie someday.

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  4. Wow! Amazing place with beautiful faces, sis! Thanks for taking us into this awesome park. Virtual tour it may be but I enjoyed it a lot! :)

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  5. Another great online expedition. wow! that's a great desert to tour specially with Micah around. LOL

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  6. so great to be in another virtual adventure through your post and I will definitely show this post to K tomorrow, for he is from Perth! :) anyway, i so love the pictures, I feel like being there through reading your post but for sure it will be lovelier to be there in person! your friends' family is lovely and looks like they are having so much fun! i love family bonding like this! thanks for sharing, until our next adventure! have a great and blessed weekend. :)

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  7. What a great looking trip and glad your friend share her experience with you..

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Thank you so much for visiting. God bless you and your family always.

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