in search of dinosaur footprints

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Once I found out there are dinosaur footprints at Broome, Western Australia, that was it, it was high up on my bucket list to see them.


As is my way,  I didn’t worry too much about the details but when the G.O. & I had the opportunity to plan a trip, it was #1 destination. When we got there, there were the details: the dinosaur footprints believed to be from the Cretaceous Age approximately 130 million years ago are only visible at very low tides and they are 30 m (98 ft) out to sea, so you have to scramble down the rocks on the edge of the ocean at Gantheaume Point and search for them. It did make an adventure and I had a few bruises on my butt, as well as the photo’s for trophies.

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7 thoughts on “in search of dinosaur footprints

    iamsooverthis said:
    May 17, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    Is that really a dinosaur foot print? is it open to public? If yes, then that is amazing!!

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      EllaDee responded:
      May 17, 2012 at 7:24 pm

      Yes, yes, yes… and after travel costs, it’s free to scramble down the rocks 🙂

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        iamsooverthis said:
        May 17, 2012 at 7:27 pm

        Awesome!!!!. What location? It is on my bucket list now. Next summer brisbane to WA it is!!

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    EllaDee responded:
    May 17, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Google Gantheaume Point, Broome, dinosaur footprints, and somewhere you’ll find the tide timetable – has to be very low tide… also given it’s NW WA I’d suggest Winter but if you are in Bris-vegas you can probably handle humidity better than me 🙂

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    Russel Ray Photos said:
    June 13, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    We have a couple of active archaeological digs here in San Diego, and then there’s the world-famous La Brea Tar Pits just 100 miles north of me.

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      EllaDee responded:
      June 14, 2012 at 6:07 am

      I was in San Diego (briefly) in 2000. I missed them! Have to go back 🙂

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        Russel Ray Photos said:
        June 14, 2012 at 6:10 am

        When you get here, give me a call. I often play Docent for a day for visitors. I’m free!

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