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Old 12th October 2011
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Sleaford Bay Lincoln National Park

On a recent trip to the Eyre Peninsular in the west of our state of South Australia, we visited the Lincoln National Park.
Mainly coastal scenery & sand dunes, and at Sleaford Bay we clambered up a small outcrop and were delighted to find these rockpools filled with recent rain.
Grey and overcast on the day.

Sleaford Bay


Rocky outcrop.


Rockpools.
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Re: Sleaford Bay Lincoln National Park

Interesting and unusual to see rockpools that much above the sea level, Lyn.
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Re: Sleaford Bay Lincoln National Park

Is this rock limestone, sitting on top of a darker layer of something else?
It certainly has the feel of wonderful limestone or karst topography scenery with its interesting limitations of what vegetation can grow. The little pools are wounderful collectors of what little soil and debris there is, to then form small pockets for plants to grow as shown so well in No.3. This then creates a lovely range of interesting plants to photograph!

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Re: Sleaford Bay Lincoln National Park

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Interesting and unusual to see rockpools that much above the sea level, Lyn.
Thanks for looking Mark.
Although this particular NP is harsh coast the scenery was lovely.
Pity that the grey conditions did not favor photography.
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Re: Sleaford Bay Lincoln National Park

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Is this rock limestone, sitting on top of a darker layer of something else?
It certainly has the feel of wonderful limestone or karst topography scenery with its interesting limitations of what vegetation can grow. The little pools are wounderful collectors of what little soil and debris there is, to then form small pockets for plants to grow as shown so well in No.3. This then creates a lovely range of interesting plants to photograph!

Any more?

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Hi Chris,
In the small booklet I purchased on this trip to help me id wildflowers, it says that the soil in this area is "mainly sandy topsoil (calcareous) over limestone rubble or sheet calcite." Just slightly inland from the coast the soil is sandy to clay with some ironstone gravel which makes it ideal for our native flora.

I love this coastal type for the wonderful little tough plants that survive against pretty harsh weather conditions, and it has a special beauty all of it's own.

I do have other photos of the area, but much the same as these.
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