Saturday, August 11, 2012

Lasseter's Cave

Lasseter was an explorer who perished when his camels bolted and left him without food or water. He claimed to have found a fabulous reef of gold years before then perished when he returned to look for it. But that's not all of the story. Some claim he was a conman who convinced people to fund his expedition to re-find this gold, then faked his death and took off with the money. In any event, it's part of the Australian folklore and we definitely had to have a look since we were right there anyway! Shaun certainly had fun...
You can see the cave was quite small and shallow.
Dry river beds have a certain beauty.
If it had rained we would have been totally stuck in the mud.
Posted by Picasa


Allie said...

Gotta love the legends - and how they fuel the imagination and gold fever so many years later!

Lurline said...

You will get a job as a tour guide, ,Shari! I must say I would back you,even without my great love of the outback. There is so much beauty and wonderful history there.
Hugs - Lurline.

Simone de Klerk said...

What a special story!

Mumsyblossom's World