|Pinnacles Desert, Nambung National Park - AUSTRALIA|
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Pinnacles Desert - AUSTRALIA
I love to swap postcards with another collectors around the world, but still I must say that there's nothing like opening your mailbox and find there a postcard you weren't expecting. That happened today with this card my sweet friend from Australia sent me showing the Pinnacles Desert (with limestone formations that reach 5 meters) with a recently issued special edition stamp of the Royal Visit of William Kate and their toddler to Australia. Thank you very much Sami for another great card from Western Australia. This postcard took 7 days to arrive!
The Pinnacles are limestone formations contained within Nambung National Park, near the town of Cervantes, Western Australia. The raw material for the limestone of the Pinnacles came from seashells in an earlier era that was rich in marine life. These shells were broken down into lime-rich sands that were blown inland to form high mobile dunes.The Pinnacles remained unknown to most Australians until the 1960s, but now the area receives over 250,000 visitors a year.