There's a big chance that you won't here (hear) from me till Saturday. Why? Well, WP and I are off to Naracoorte (just like the title of this post!)
Why are we going there?
Hmmmmmm, here's some reasons why:
Naracoorte Caves National Park
and here are some cool videos!
How it was found.
and here's some park info down in south Oz.
gunna go check out the old bones!
Here's a pdf of the park
We are also going to traipse through the Bool Lagoon. Well, we'll be staying on the boardwalks and such.
Expect some really cool photos of things. Between the 2 of us we are bringing enough to take over 1700 pics a day. Where we are staying is supposed to hve wireless broadband so we are also bringing a laptop. Fingers, toes, and eyes crossed so that you may get pics quickly.
The caves were formed between the Oligocene to Miocene periods. Now for those of you who aren't Flat-Earthers (oops, I think you call yourselves Young-Earthers now! --or perhaps members of a certain Wasilla church that lists a certain governor as a member?), this means the limestone bedding was laid down from 25 million years ago and 5 million years ago.
It's an interesting story about how the recent (300,000 years ago) fossils got down in the caves. Just follow the links above, no worries.
Personally, I'd just LOVE to find a fossil of a long-haired hippy freak wearing white, flowing robes, and riding a giant kangaroo! It would certainly explain how Noah got down here to rescue all the Australian critters before the flood!