Travel Ahh…Rocks

At the Remarkable Rocks on  Kangaroo Island with a rock that looks like the west coast of Australia. © Stephanie Glaser 2010

At the Remarkable Rocks on Kangaroo Island with a rock that looks like the west coast of Australia.                                © Stephanie Glaser 2010

I’m no geologist, but rocks have fascinated me for quite some time. I love how they are completely created by the changes in nature. The following rock photos are mainly from Australia, which ROCKS (sorry, pun intended) in terms of cool geological formations. In earlier posts, I’ve included  photos of Uluru, which is magnificent and magical, (and also here) so I’m focusing on some other very cool rocks this time. The above photo and the next three are of the Remarkable Rocks in Flinders Chase National Park, Kangaroo Island, South Australia.

More remarkable shapes at this not as well known national park in Australia.

More remarkable shapes at Flinder Chase National Park  in Australia. © Stephanie Glaser 2010

Remarkable Rocks on Kangaroo Island, South Australia as you approach 2010

Remarkable Rocks on Kangaroo Island, South Australia as you approach. © Stephanie Glaser 2010

The rock behind Eddie almost looks like a dinosaur bone. At the Remarkable Rocks, Kangaroo Island, SA

The rock behind my son Eddie almost looks like a dinosaur bone. At the Remarkable Rocks, Kangaroo Island, SA. 2010

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Coober Pedy, South Australia

Opal Fever in Coober Pedy

My husband Kurt has Opal Fever in Coober Pedy, South Australia. Eddie just wants to slide down the huge mound. 2010

Kasey noodling for opals at a mining museum in Coober Pedy, South Australia

My daughter Kasey noodling for opals at a mining museum in Coober Pedy, South Australia.

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The Pinnacles at Nambung National Park, Western Australia

Crazy lighting at the limestone pinnacles of Nambung National Park in Western Australia.

Crazy lighting at the limestone pinnacles Nambung National Park in Western Australia. © Stephanie Glaser (2010)

More angles of the Pinnacles

More angles of the fascinating pinnacles © Stephanie Glaser 2010.

cool shot of pinnacles

It almost looks like a stegosaurus was buried in sand. The pinnacles have such a mysterious appearance it wouldn’t really surprise me if dinosaurs were part of their makeup. © Stephanie Glaser (2010)

Eddie reflecting on what looks like Bugles chips.

Eddie reflecting on what looks like Bugles chips. (2010)

Kasey studies a pinnacle

Kasey studies a pinnacle. (2010).

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Visegrád, Hungary

visegrad rocks

This rock wall is part of the castle that sits up on top of one of the hills of Visegrád, Hungary.                                            © Stephanie Glaser (2006)

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Bali, Indonesia

Bali priests vocanic rock

Hindu priests take a break from giving rice blessings at the temple Tanah Lot in Bali. The volcanic rock jutting out makes for a place to take a breather. © Stephanie Glaser (2010)

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Alligator Gorge, Mount Remarkable National Park, South Australia.

Kurt with Eddie and Kasey in Alligator Gorge, South Australia (2010)

Kurt with Eddie and Kasey in Alligator Gorge part of Mount Remarkable National Park in South Australia The Alligator Creek carved out this gorge of quartzite. © Stephanie Glaser (2010).

Eucalyptus trees contrast with the quartzite rock wall in the background at Alligator Gorge, Mount Remarkable National Park, South Australia. (2010)

Eucalyptus trees contrast with the quartzite rock wall in the background at Alligator Gorge, South Australia.                   © Stephanie Glaser (2010)

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The Twelve Apostles, Victoria, Australia

The stunning limestone Twelve Apostles along the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia (2010)

The stunning limestone Twelve Apostles along the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia. © Stephanie Glaser (2010)

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Chaffee and Fremont Counties, Colorado, USA

A raft emerges from around the corner of granite rocks along the canyon of Fremont Co., Colorado (2013)

A raft emerges from around the corner of granite rocks along the canyon of Fremont Co., Colorado.                                © Stephanie Glaser (2013)

Kids watch kayakers play in Arkansas River in Salida, CO, 2013

Kids perched on river rocks watch kayakers play in Arkansas River in Salida, CO, © Stephanie Glaser 2013

The granite rock walls of the canon of Fremont Co. in Colorado can be breathtaking and a bit intimidating. 2013.

The granite rock walls of the canon of Fremont Co. in Colorado can be breathtaking and a bit intimidating.                    © Stephanie Glaser 2013.

I was trying to capture the contrast of the granite rocks with the clouds on this one. Fremont Co. Colorado. (2013)

I was trying to capture the contrast of the granite rocks with the clouds on this one. Fremont Co. Colorado. (2013)

Maybe I won't park here. Fremont co. Colorado 2013

Maybe I won’t park here. Fremont co. Colorado 2013

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12 thoughts on “Travel Ahh…Rocks

    • How cool, James — so when you see cool rock formations, you know what they are — excellent. When I was in Australia, I wished I had taken a geology class because the rocks were so fantastic. Actually, now I notice rock formations wherever I go. Thanks for the comment 🙂

  1. I have a funny story re: rocks. My husband is from Western Australia and the first time I took him to Sydney (where I originate) I told him we’d go to ‘The Rocks it’s really nice.
    We’d been walking around the Rocks for about 40 minutes and he says I still haven’t seen the rocks. Haha he thought the Rocks were actually rocks. I didn’t think to explain that it is just an area of Sydney.
    Gorgeous photos xo

    • I love it — that is hilarious! I know exactly which area you’re talking about in Sydney (one of my favorite neighborhoods). I can totally understand how it would be somewhat confusing — especially for someone from WA where there are so many rocks areas of the geological sort. Thanks for sharing the story 🙂

  2. Those are some neat rocks! I especially like limestone 12 Apostles… Reminds me a little of Halong Bay in Vietnam… Rocks are cool. Can you imagine a world without them?

    • I love it! It’s funny because the Rocks is probably my favorite area in Sydney. I love the old feel to it and the penal colony leftovers. In fact, I have a photo of one of the Rocks’s signs. I should put it in the post for fun. Thanks, Leanne!

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