The beautiful Breakaways of Western Australia
By Judy Evans
June 30, 2022 5:14am CST
My husband and his brother travelled to Norseman and back recently. On the way home to Perth, Western Australia, they drove through the Great Western Woodlands region, which Vin’s brother wanted to show him. This is the largest temperate woodland remaining on earth. The climate is Mediterranean as is most of south-west Australia. The woodlands cover almost 16,000,000 hectares (40,000,000 acres), a region larger in size than England and Wales and about equivalent to the area of Florida. To give some idea of the size of Western Australia, it is 70% larger than Alaska. It is one of the world's ‘global biodiversity hotspots’ with close to 3,500 plant species, 49+ species of mammals, 14 of frogs, 138 of reptiles and 215 species of birds. Apart from this, the region contains 950 million tonnes of carbon stored in the vegetation and soil. So that is quite a reputation. They stopped off at the Breakaways, an area of really lovely colourful rock formations. I’ve done a collage of Vince’s photos for you.
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Such beautiful rock formations. Mother Nature really has one over on us when it comes to outdoor decorating. We visited an area last summer in our own province, of Ontario, where we saw beautiful granite natural walls alongside the roadway. Its so relaxing to drive along and see these views.
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Vince always takes such beautiful photos! So, you're telling us that the Great Western Woodlands region is big enough to have a really satisfying game of hide and seek in without worrying that someone could find you in just a few minutes? Very nice! We always find Florida a bit confining when we want a good game there. And, while that mean and overbearing hubby of yours was gone, you finally had a nice break from him. Congrats! I hope you had a good rest.
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That looks very unusual. I am sure it would be cool to see in person. I was wildly impressed by the Badlands region here in the U.S. I would love to see that again. It is just bare rock for as far as the eye can see. Very desolate, looking like something from another planet.
The rock formations are like an oil painting.Is It Danxia landform ?
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