|The Pinnacles Desert Western Australia|
The darkness brought with it unusual and uncomfortable sounds. A predator
approached. It made a successful kill and masticated its prey, crunching on
bones or beetle carapace. It was cold now too, a stark and sudden contrast
from an hour ago, when we took our seats in the sand to watch the
crepuscular light perform its magic on the unusual shapes of the limestone
I shivered and rose to my feet quickly. We’d walked for miles but surely we
could find our way back to the car. If only there had been a moon that
night. My mind wandered back to the morning, when an excited Sarah enthused,
over breakfast, about seeing the Pinnacles at sunset.
The Pinnacles Desert in Nambung National Park, Western Australia, is an
unusual wilderness of limestone towers. These ancient natural sculptures,
eroded by sandblasting winds, form monuments of extraordinary shapes and
range from a few centimetres to over five metres in height.