Australia is THE experience. Australia is about flavour-sound-feeling-scent-vision-memories and more. When I did decide to share this exciting adventure with you, I spent an hour or so in order to choose from where to start. Finally, I opted for the Devils Marbles, a very special reserve located in the Northern Territory, in the middle of nowhere.
We were driving from Darwin to Uluru, the Aborigenal name of Ayers Rock, in the Outback. There is only one road to follow, miles of sand and small bushes, dingos and kangaroos near and far; sometimes you cross a road train, one of those long trucks travelling from one end to the other of Australia. No soul for 2-300 miles. Suddenly, we see enormous stones all around. We did reach Devils Marbles Conservation Reserve.
What are these huge marbles and where do they come from? This is a question you continously ask visiting the Outback. They are granite blocks, that can reach up to 6m diameter. Many of them seem impossibly balanced on top of each other. I’ve read that many million years ago, an upsurge of molten rock reached the surface, spread out and settled into a solid layer. Then the block did develop cracks and did split into many smaller ones. The erosion did the rest.
What are these huge marbles and where do they come from? This is a question you continously ask visiting the Outback.