The beautiful Breakaways of Western Australia

@JudyEv (282631)
Rockingham, Australia
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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@sharon6345 (318963)
• United States
30 Jun
THose images are so nice and to see something like that in person would only be a dream for me. I love it.
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@JudyEv (282631)
• Rockingham, Australia
30 Jun
Now I've seen Vince's photos I want to go to see it for myself. I'm glad you enjoyed the photos.
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@sharon6345 (318963)
• United States
30 Jun
@JudyEv It would be so nice if you could. That was so nice to see first thing this morning. You are nice.
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@JudyEv (282631)
• Rockingham, Australia
4 Jul
@sharon6345 Thanks. We are thinking that perhaps we'll be able to go there one day soon.
@Juliaacv (68264)
• Canada
30 Jun
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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@JudyEv (282631)
• Rockingham, Australia
30 Jun
The colours make me speechless. Now, I want to go there and see them for myself.
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@arunima25 (74907)
• Bangalore, India
30 Jun
Wow! I am just mesmerized looking at the picture. And the description about the place with its global biodiversity is indeed incredible. You are lucky to have seen something like this in person
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@JudyEv (282631)
• Rockingham, Australia
30 Jun
I wasn't with them on this trip but I'm hoping maybe we'll both be able to go there again one day.
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@arunima25 (74907)
• Bangalore, India
7 Jul
@JudyEv Oh! I see. I hope that you get a chance soon to see it in person.
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@xFiacre (10694)
• Ireland
30 Jun
@judyev That looks somewhat other-worldly - in a good way.
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@JudyEv (282631)
• Rockingham, Australia
30 Jun
The contrasts in the colouring take my breath away.
@LadyDuck (399713)
• Switzerland
30 Jun
Those rock formations are awesome. The perfect place to shot a movie, it is so beautiful.
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@JudyEv (282631)
• Rockingham, Australia
30 Jun
I'm glad you like the photos. The colours are pretty amazing - such a contrast in the rocks in the lower right photo.
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@LadyDuck (399713)
• Switzerland
30 Jun
@JudyEv The lower right is the most amazing, it looks like a painting.
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@JudyEv (282631)
• Rockingham, Australia
4 Jul
@LadyDuck That is the one that had me oohing and ahhing too.
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@DaddyEvil (86619)
• United States
30 Jun
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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@JudyEv (282631)
• Rockingham, Australia
30 Jun
I only got two days instead of three but never mind. But now I wish I'd gone with them. Maybe we can go to this area again one day.
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@DaddyEvil (86619)
• United States
30 Jun
@JudyEv Two days are better than none. I'm sure, as much as you and Vince love to travel, you and he will make that drive one of these days. (I would love to be able to go with you when you do. )
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@JudyEv (282631)
• Rockingham, Australia
4 Jul
@DaddyEvil We have a month without an endurance ride so perhaps we'll manage a trip in that time. I'll take you and my myLot family with me in spirit.
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@wolfgirl569 (57972)
• Marion, Ohio
30 Jun
I am sure thats extremely pretty in person.
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@JudyEv (282631)
• Rockingham, Australia
30 Jun
Now I'm planning how I can get there to have a look for myself.
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@wolfgirl569 (57972)
• Marion, Ohio
30 Jun
@JudyEv Tell Vince its time for a road trip. If I was over there I would be going to see them.
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@JudyEv (282631)
• Rockingham, Australia
4 Jul
@wolfgirl569 We're thinking we might be able to go there soon.
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@LindaOHio (98943)
• United States
30 Jun
Great photos. Sounds like an interesting trip.
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@JudyEv (282631)
• Rockingham, Australia
30 Jun
Vince got some great photos. Maybe we'll both be able to go there one day.
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@LindaOHio (98943)
• United States
1 Jul
@JudyEv I hope so!
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@JudyEv (282631)
• Rockingham, Australia
4 Jul
@LindaOHio We're already planning the best way to get there.
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@much2say (55982)
• Los Angeles, California
30 Jun
Just amazing! Oh how I would love to walk through such a place - so beautiful!
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@JudyEv (282631)
• Rockingham, Australia
30 Jun
It's incredible, isn't it? I'd love to see it for myself too. Maybe we'll be able to get back there one day.
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@much2say (55982)
• Los Angeles, California
5 Jul
@JudyEv I hope you get to see it one day too! There are so many neat places in Australia . . . I would love to go there someday!
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@snowy22315 (140184)
• United States
30 Jun
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.
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@JudyEv (282631)
• Rockingham, Australia
30 Jun
Landscapes can be incredibly awe-inspiring sometimes. And I know what you mean about a place looking like it's another planet.
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@Beestring (2886)
• Hong Kong
30 Jun
Beautiful rock formations! Wish I can see something like that in person.
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@JudyEv (282631)
• Rockingham, Australia
30 Jun
It is very spectacular. Now I want to go there myself.
@m_audrey6788 (58576)
• Germany
30 Jun
The photos look so great! The place is nice. Thank you for sharing
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@JudyEv (282631)
• Rockingham, Australia
30 Jun
You're welcome. I'm glad you enjoyed it.
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• China
3 Jul
The rock formations are like an oil painting.Is It Danxia landform ?
Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park is located in the Gansu province of People's Republic of China. Sprawling over an area of over 200 sq. miles...
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@JudyEv (282631)
• Rockingham, Australia
4 Jul
I've never heard the landform called that name but certainly the layers are just different kinds of rocks. In our north, there is a lot of iron ore which gives the land a distinctive colour.
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• China
5 Jul
@JudyEv Maybe the red rocks contain the iron.
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@JudyEv (282631)
• Rockingham, Australia
5 Jul
@changjiangzhibin89 That could well be the case.
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@moonandstars (60456)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
1 Jul
i don't know why these stones remind me of cheese on pizza sorry for my joke, they are really beatiful also, didn't know about frogs fact, hm.
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@JudyEv (282631)
• Rockingham, Australia
4 Jul
The lower left photo looks like melting cheese, doesn't it?
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
6 Jul
@JudyEv it does. i am getting hungry again, obviously
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@JudyEv (282631)
• Rockingham, Australia
7 Jul
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@thelme55 (75704)
• Germany
3 Jul
Wow! That is a beautiful collage. It is awesome to see it in real life.
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@JudyEv (282631)
• Rockingham, Australia
4 Jul
Yes, it always looks a little bit better in real life, doesn't it?
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@thelme55 (75704)
• Germany
9 Jul
@JudyEv Yes, it does.
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@Dena91 (18050)
• United States
30 Jun
Absolutely stunning photos. Thanks for sharing the information about your home country.
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@JudyEv (282631)
• Rockingham, Australia
4 Jul
It's really nice to be able to share it here. No-one I know here is terribly interested!!
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@Dena91 (18050)
• United States
5 Jul
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@RasmaSandra (55997)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
4 Jul
Looks lovely. That is something I would love to see, Thank you for the info.
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@JudyEv (282631)
• Rockingham, Australia
5 Jul
You're welcome. I'm hoping we might get there one day.
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@yanzalong (18803)
• Indonesia
1 Jul
That's beautiful areas. Are food stalls or cafes around the areas?
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@JudyEv (282631)
• Rockingham, Australia
4 Jul
No, it is very isolated. There is nothing at all - just a few posts to keep cars back from the rocks. There is no water either. You'd need to take water and food with you.
@jstory07 (122445)
• Roseburg, Oregon
1 Jul
Those photos are really neat. I hope you get to go there and see the area for yourself.
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@JudyEv (282631)
• Rockingham, Australia
4 Jul
We're already trying to work out how we can go there.