We stopped in the small, picturesque seaside town of Jurien Bay, Western Australia and went via Cervantes to The Pinnacles. It was an easy half hour drive.
In Nambung National Park, The Pinnacles are a limestone formation that reminded me of stalagmites in the Naracoorte Caves, South East South Australia. However, these upright structures emerge from the red and yellow sand like props left over from a science fiction movie. It’s a little eerie!
The entrance to the arrangement is clear and you can follow the path by car, being careful to watch for those who have chosen to go by foot. The biggest hazard is definitely those taking photos and the busiest times are sunrise and sunset as, once again, the colour of the rocks and the environment comes alive with the sun-washed hues.
Some are rounded and small, others tall and jagged, reaching as high as 3 metres. Made up of shells, they are millions of years old and a reminder of when the sea came in that far. Indeed, the coastline in the region is idyllic, with turquoise water and sandy beaches, starkly contrasting the desert that is The Pinnacles.
Another spot to remember the hat and water!