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When my friends and I decided to go to Perth for our holiday, I told them that one of the places that I want to visit is the Pinnacles. The last time when I was there, we didn't have enough time to drive further to North of Perth.
So, a day before our departure from Perth (this time we decided to be there for 8 days), we drove to Pinnacles. Unfortunately, that day was one of the hottest days in Perth. The drive to Pinnacles roughly about 3 and half hours. As usual, my friend Dilla and I decided that we will take turn for the drive. I was fascinated with view for a while. The outback was littered with stunted trees and bushes, with some big farms in between but after a few kilometres, the view was getting mundane. We also getting restless because the weather was getting hotter the more we went further up North. Even with the aircond at full blast, the temperature at one time reached to 44 Celsius (about 111.2 Fahrenheit). I don't know how we survived confined in that car with five girls no less. Haha!
But it was all worth it when we reached the Pinnacles. The entrance fee was AUD12 per car and we were allowed to drive through the Pinnacles. Though like I've said it was one of the hottest days, we braved the temperature and walked a few time on the desert. It was eerily beautiful and yellow, like you were watching the area with yellow tinted glasses.
Standing under the blazing hot sun, I just can't help marvelling at the endurance of the nature. Through million years being pounded with all kinds extreme elements, it still can give us such a stark beauty. Nature is really a good example to all of us that no matter how hard and harsh the reality us, if we endure, we will stand strong.
After the visit to the Pinnacles, we took another route back to the South and made a stop at Lancelin. Lancelin is such contrasting to the Pinnacles. The sand dunes were as white as the snow. At first we were thinking to have a go at snow boarding, alas, the temperature was just too hot, and two of my friends already having headache. So we ended up stopping there for a few minutes and continue our journey back to Perth.
If any of you thinking of going to Perth for a holiday, do check out these two locations.
This blog is dedicated to Evangelina because she was the one who asked me to write more about the Pinnacle. Thanks Evangelina for giving me idea and a bit of nudge to write again.
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