The Gap and the Natural Bridge

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The Gap and the Natural Bridge Albany Reviews

Kathrin_E Kathrin_E
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The Gap and Natural Bridge in Torndirrup National Park Apr 13, 2008
The coastline southwest of Albany is a protected nature reserve, named Torndirrup National Park. Two main attractions of the national park can be visited easily. The viewpoints are only a short and easy walk from the parking lot, off the road to Frenchman Bay, there is no strenuous or longish hike involved.

The Gap is, well, exactly this: a gap in the granite rocks of the coastline. Even on quiet days the waves crash in. The view from the lookout high above the water is spectacular.

Nearby, the granite rocks form a natural bridge.

For somebody from the northern hemisphere, the mere imagination that there is nothing but a bit of water (okay, something like 1,500 kms) between us and Antarctica, is really something.

And more than that. This point is of particular interest to geologists. We learned that these are geologically the very same rocks as in Antarctica. Here is where the land masses that once formed Gondwana broke apart.
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Granite rocks around The Gap
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I love dramatic coastal features like this!
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Fayemin Fayemin
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The Bridge to the Gap Oct 23, 2008
The natural massive granite formations of the Gap and the Natural Bridge are so amazing.

The Gap is a 25-meter sheer drop to the ocean while the Bridge seems to be short and suspended at a lower height from afar.



What a great artist behind these formations. These two formations are close to each other. I wonder if the Natural Bridge was formed because of the Gap. How can one cross over the gap without the bridge? But it could have been different if the bridge connects the gap. They are wonderful as they are.

Just a caution, one must not be so mesmerized with the movements of the waves...neither one can set foot on the bridge..lest he or she falls off to the ocean.

On top of the rocks, one can have a very nice view of the ocean and the sunset. It is cold up there; however, the big boulders can somehow protect you from the strong winds while waiting for the sunset.
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roychan roychan
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Awesome view Oct 13, 2007
Didn't realise that Nature is such a wonderful creator until I took this trip to Albany. The rocks were crafted naturally by crashing waves and erosion of mineral compounds to form a bridge and right down under the bridge is the high destruction capability of Nature - huge waves crashing almost immediately one after another.
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