Sunday, April 13, 2008

A Traveller's Find


Cazzie went away for Easter. She took this fabulous picture of the Umpherstone Sinkhole at Mount Gambier in South Australia near the Victorian border. I want to see this for myself. Marvellous isn't it. I have never heard of it, let alone seen it. As Dorrie Evans used to say, why wasn't I told. There is a bit about its history here. Don't forget to click for a bigger picture.

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  1. I've never heard of it either but That.Pic.Is.Magnificent, Cazzie !
    Wow!

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  2. Fantastic.

    I have only seen the large blue pools in Mount Gambier.

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  3. I remember this place! We took a roadtrip to Mt Gambier with our neighbours when I was ten and we kids had a brilliant time running around and hiding behind the overhanging vines. I certainly don't remember it being that verdant, however.

    Awesome picture, Cazzie!

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  4. Worth journeying to Crow Eater Land Jayne.

    I have seen them too Colin. Dunno how we missed this.

    Must get watered BC. Would be great for kids, I am sure.

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  5. Oops, now I have no doubt offended Colin with my first comment.

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  6. My sink's got loads of green stuff growing in it too.

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  7. Stunning photo Cassie! I wonder why more tourist stuff doesn't feature them or maybe it does and I just haven't noticed.

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  8. Your wife is neglecting her duties Brian. (give me a round of applause all, for my fishing effort. The failed one)

    That is why I posted it LiD. There are actually lots of pics of it on the net. But Cazzie drew me to it. I expect it is well publicised now if you go near Mount Gambier.

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  9. Anonymous10:32 pm

    I went there years ago. It's a great place to wander around in. Vik.

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  10. And no doubt have photos too Vik. I hate not knowing about important places such as that.

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  11. I didn't recognise the name "Umpherstone Sinkhole", but looking at the picture (and others I've found on the web) it looks familiar and I think I visited once on a childhood camping trip. There is another great photo, this time from the the bottom of the hole looking up: http://www.kookynet.net/media/k1600-16_p-sinkhole-mtgambier.jpg

    "Umpherstone Sinkhole" is a brilliant name - it's going to be rolling around my mind all day.

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  12. Different perspective Altissima, thanks. The name is a classic isn't it. I think it is also known as the Hanging Gardens.

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