Friends have asked why we’re putting in these marathon driving days all the way from Broome, which we loved, to a god-awful town like Tennant Creek, which we hated. The photos above explain it.
Jamie wanted to see the Devil’s Marbles which are about an hour’s drive south of here. She said, “We’ve seen almost every other natural wonder in Australia, but I’d really like to see the Devil’s Marbles.”
The Marbles are pretty damn amazing. Huge, rounded boulders balance precariously one on top of another from horizon to horizon in this quiet little valley. Even more amazing, the government ran the country’s main north-south highway to within about 50 feet of them. And most amazing of all, they’re not fenced in, there’s no admission fee, and the marbles are 100% graffiti free.
Was it worth three days of marathon driving to get here? Absolutely. You should have seen the smile on Jamie’s face.