Devil’s Marbles/Karlu Karlu Conservation Reserve

Defying gravity (Image courtesy Simon Ranefjärd)

How did the Devil lose his marbles? Why are they in the Outback of Australia? And more importantly, what about “finder’s keepers”?

The Devil’s Marbles/Karlu Karlu Conservation Reserve is a place of great significance for the Aboriginal people; and in my mind it remains shrouded in mystery — hazy stories of missing people lured by spirits to live in other worlds mix with views of rounded boulders whimsically defying gravity.

Anyone up for a never-ending game of ‘hide and seek’? (Image courtesy of Simon Ranefjärd)

Grateful for the cloud cover as we play in the desert, this is hands down the best stop since leaving the watering holes (pubs) of Darwin and the natural beauty of the Northern Territory’s national parks.

More Marbles! (Image courtesy Simon Ranefjärd)

We are lucky to see the Devil’s Marble amid green grasses as normally the land is red and the grasses brown due to lack of rain. 

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Onward to Alice Springs!

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