A photo of rock formations at Simpson’s Gap provoke thoughts about explorers – Aboriginal and European.
Hot hot hot. OMG, it was hot.
As we ambled from air-conditioned bus to the base of Simpson’s Gap and back again, I spared a thought for previous generations who had no air-conditioned place of retreat, much less of conveyance. That great red centre of Australia was first inhabited by Aborigines and then explored by Europeans with no relief from the hot hot hot that I could hardly stand for 15 minutes. Some folks didn’t even get off the bus, after the first such midday foray.
I’m guessing the inhabitants and explorers were more interested in the scummy water at the base of the rock walls, than in the rock walls themselves, even though there seem to be two rock formations.