Posts Tagged ‘New South Wales’

Library Version!

March 11, 2017

Happy Saturday.  Here is a librarian parody of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” that was making the rounds on Facebook last month.  Thank you Shoalhaven Library (Nowra, New South Wales, Australia)  Enjoy!


Second Lesser Known Wonder!

July 18, 2012

This week finds us in the American Southwest . . . the slot canyons within the Colorado Plateau of north Arizona and south Utah.   Slot canyons are narrow canyons, formed by the wear of water rushing through rock.  They tend to be deeper than they are wide and are generally formed in either sandstone or limestone rock.  In addition to the American Southwest, slot canyons also exist in the Sierra de Guara in northern Spain, the Pyrenees on the border of France and Spain, and the Blue Mountains in New South Wales, Australia.

    Here are where you will find the slot canyons of the American Southwest:

  • Capitol Reef National Park
  • Death Valley National Park
  • Paria River
  • Escalante River
  • San Rafael Swell
  • Grand Canyon
  • Sedona
  • North Lake Powell
  • Zion National Park
  • and other locations

All of these are easily explorable (i.e., no special equipment is needing), all can be visited on day trips (with a few exceptions in the Escalante region), and all of the trailheads are readily accessible by regular vehicles.