Devils Marbles/Tennant Creek

Monday 12th May, (Devils Marbles/Tennant Creek).We had a look at the map on our last night at Wycliffe to see how far it was to Devils Marbles, a reserve just north, knowing it wasn’t far, but it turned out to be only 30k. We should have had a closer look before stopping at Wycliffe and moved straight on to the Marbles. Being a reserve it only cost $6.60 a night where Wycliffe was $21.00 and we had intended staying at the Marbles anyway.

Now, the Devils Marbles is another must see when in the area. They are a mass of rounded granite rocks, some very large, just sitting on the ground on a few acre area in the middle of nowhere. Most of the rocks are precariously balanced on top of others and one can spent heaps of time marvelling at the sight. We spent two days camped there and took in a sunset, which is as spectacular as Ayres Rock, if not more. The Marbles are, reputed to be, more often photographed than Ayres Rock.

This is just a very small area of the boulders.

Just one rock formation, I don’t know how I got Linda on top of it.

Guess who is enjoying herself.

We are now at Tennant Creek, just south of Three Ways where we turn right to travel toward to the east coast again.

It just goes to show; We were looking forward to reaching Tennant Creek, number one for the warmer weather, and number two because we had an idea it was such a nice place and there would be plenty to do. It was just as well we only booked in for three days because we, especially Linda, really do not like the town very much. There are a lot of indigenous people live in the town and it is surprising how much this detracts from the place. Linda went for a lone walk back from town and did not fell very safe at all with some of them not looking very savoury types at all. There does not actually seem to be as much to do here as we thought, or maybe this has a lot to do with our feelings of the town. There are the Devils Pebbles just north of town, which are a smaller version of the Devils Marbles and just as spectacular, but we will find out tomorrow.