Life is very strange. At least I find my
life very strange. I have been making plans to go to Mungo National Park
soon for a bit of a sabbatical come photo-shoot/sketch trip and refreshing of my creative sensibilities (yes, I know, sounds a bit waffly and arty-farty but I'm hoping for all of the above) Not many people I had talked to seemed to know about it. Of course those who follow science, anthropology and archeology know it as the discovery site of the remains of the famous "Mungo Woman" and "Mungo Man" along with evidence of an ongoing indigenous culture spanning thousands of years before Europeans set foot on Australian soil. So I found it strange today when I mentioned it at work, one colleague said "Where's that?" and another picked up the travel section of "The Age" newspaper and said "Here" on the front page of that section, taking up half of the large format page, is a magnificent photograph of the moon over the sand dunes of "The Walls of China" at Mungo National Park - the very same image my wife and I were admiring online just a few days earlier after doing a google image search of the place.
So here is one of the major Melbourne newspapers with an article on the place I am planing on going to. I'm also informed that a recent"Royal Auto" had an article on the park as well. I wouldn't know because although I am a RACV member, they regularly stuff up my magazine deliveries.
I'm just hoping with this exposure the place isn't bustling with tourists (like me *heh*) by the time I get there, I was hoping for a bit of peace and quiet!