Monday, January 16, 2012

Day #461 Carnarvon Gorge

Here’s the last of the Australia photos that I plan to show you. Come to think of it -- it might not be the last one. It’s simply the last one I’ve saved so far, but who knows what’s around the corner?
This is Carnarvon Gorge. It’s part of a national park in central Queensland, Australia. I learned (from Wikipedia, of course) that the canyon is 30 kilometers long, and at the mouth of the gorge, it’s 600 meters deep. That’s pretty impressive.
As I read on, though, I found that there are concerns about the way tourists hand-feed the animals, causing a population explosion among them and then near-starvation when the humans leave at the end of the tourist season, and the over-populated animals are left to try to find enough food.
Doggone it, why can’t people play nicely?
In the meantime, I want to share with you that something wonderful happened yesterday, and I’ll be writing about it in a couple of days. I need to process it for a while before I’ll feel comfortable telling you about it. But I’ll give you a hint. It has to do with someone who weighs 1,200 pounds.
BEEattitude for Day #461:
       Blessed are those who leave us alone to live the way we were intended to live, so we can make all the honey we want to.
The teeny details:
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AggiePete said...

What beautiful photos - one of these day I'd love to see landscapes like those. And thank you so much for posting Mom's picture - you guys would have been best buds for sure!

Fran Stewart said...

I can't think of a nicer compliment, Petie. I'm sure I would have had great fun if I'd known your mom.