Standard fare on the trip... Gambling and snacks!
Just before we reach our caravan park at Kings Canyon Resort, we were greeted by Kings Canyon on our right. After check in, we parked into our designated slot and it was just nice timing that it was sunset! Our campervan was parked in a slot with a clear front view of Kings Canyon! The sun behind Kings Canyon gave us a spectacle of how beautiful nature can be... I am still missing the sunset... Loving it! Makes me wonder how much more beautiful nature can get elsewhere in this world.
Kings Canyon on the right!
Watarrka National Park, where Kings Canyon is...
The group photo in front of our campervan before diner!
My job is to peel the eggs!
Awaiting our diner!
Chef at work!
The happy bunch with their Indomie noodle and baked beans diner!
Ready to sleep!
The next morning, Arfann and I woke up to catch the sunrise. The rest of the guys were still in bed, refusing to budge out of their comfy sleeping bags/blankets. As the saying goes, "The early bird catches the worm". I got rewarded by Mother Nature with an awesome shot of the morning break, with Kings Canyon in the foreground, sun behind and the moon and North Star above! This has to be my favourite shot during the trip! The rest of the guys did wake up eventually, but not before the sun is already out. Nonetheless, we still managed to grab a group shot in the freezing morning!
Refusing to get out of the sleeping bag!
One of my favorite shot during the trip! The crescent moon on the left, North star in the middle and Kings Canyon at the bottom!
Sun is rising!
These guys, after taking a few pictures of the sunrise, went straight back under the blanket!
After breakfast, we headed straight to Kings Canyon for the rim walk. This is a 7 km loop walk around the canyon. The walk was filled with amazing views of the canyon and how millions of years of erosion have shaped this land. The wavy patterns on the ground at certain points indicated that this place was once a lake and the patterns were evidence of the bed sediment of the lake bottom. Interesting! The formation of air bubble-like structures in the rocks were due to the deposition and loosening of the sand (before it becomes rock) during the winding season. For a moment, I thought those were air bubbles trapped in the sand when this place was a lake. Hahaha!
We went for the Kings Canyon Walk (6km)
One group shot before the walk!
Only like 10 minutes into the walk!
The bubble-like structures in the rock
Look at the layers of rock and some of the wavy patterns on the ground
Arfann very near the edge of the cliff
Very neatly "cut"
Look at how tiny the people are and you can imagine how deep the cliff is!
The Garden of Eden
Me loading my film for the Spinner 360 camera
One side of the Garden of Eden
Last stretch of Kings Canyon
Nothing really spectacular here... Probably because we were spoiled by the beauty of Kings Canyon
*To be continued in Part III...