• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Descriptive Writing - Ayer's Rock.

Extracts from this document...


Descriptive Writing Ayer's Rock As the cramped, stuffy minibus approached our destination, I could see the first rays of morning sun sparkle over the horizon. Against this blinding inferno an ominous shadow appeared. It grew as we drew nearer, the true size of it becoming clearer. Looking away briefly to swat at a fly, as I turned back I was hit by a surge of warmth as the sun rose higher. Transfixed I stared at the task before me; the other occupants of the bus seemed sombre and lifeless compared to the scenery. Glancing at my watch (5.00am) I slipped my hat over my eyes and attempted to sleep. A sudden jolt awoke me; a speed bump signalling our arrival at the monolith. The shade confused my dozing mind briefly as I looked left. Waking quickly I saw a vast expanse of orange-brown rock rising to the sky, ugly at a glance but beautiful in detail. Awe-struck, my eyes slowly surveyed the rock; tracking up I saw faint smears of colour moving towards the summit, and eventually clicked that these were people, dwarfed immensely by this foreboding thing. ...read more.


I groaned, but could now see the apex another 200 metres or so higher. The prospect of seeing the already magnificent view from that windswept pinnacle strengthened my resolve, and I set over this other worldly landscape As I continued to climb, and could see more of the pristine wilderness around me, I realised just how far from the hustle and bustle of the civilized world I was. No sound could be heard apart from the constant warm breeze whipping through the channels in the rock; after my push towards the top I had left the rest of the people heading up behind somewhat, and no other tourists had ventured this far. I had the pleasure of being completely alone to fully appreciate the beauty of my surroundings, and how disconnected from life I felt. I realised that in my mental wanderings, I had also wandered quite far, almost to the roof of this red world. The final chasm in the rock before my goal seemed nothing more than a ditch and the last few steps would be done in minutes. ...read more.


Thinking of the ages that had been and gone while this single rock had stood frozen continued to amaze me. It was seen by some of the first human cultures hundreds of thousands of years ago, before dinosaurs would of swum around it during its time submerged in an ancient sea, before that who knows what might of seen it? If it could speak, what stories would it tell? Hours had passed since I first set off, and it was time to head back to the confines of the minibus. Coming back down, I didn't mind leaving as I felt as though no matter how much we are told about the world, no matter how much information we are fed through the media, television and how much our governments try to shrink our perception of the world, it is still a truly vast place that should be appreciated for its wonders and the ones it may still hold. Reaching the base again, and looking back at where I had been, I decided that I wanted to see these wonders in my lifetime. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Music section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Music essays

  1. Descriptive writing.

    Someone blew up a balloon as well, and everyone was hitting it and it was bouncing around like a excited toddler. Roadies were coming on and offstage to test the equipment and half the crowd decided to through plastic bottles at them. We were all starting to get slightly bored.

  2. The effect of the size of the rock pools on the diversity of animals ...

    At the lower shore, the rock pools are exposed and cut off from the sea for only short periods. So, therefore the middle shore would be a suitable place to carry out the experiment. The independent variable is the size of the rock pools as this is going to be manipulated.

  1. Creative Writing - We stood imperially on the summit of this wondrous peak.

    We both huddled together, tears streaming down our pallid faces, wondering why we even dared to overcome the mighty Eiger. As white-hot rock shrapnel rained upon us, I went into a sort of dream state, neither living nor dead. Our journey up the mountain played before me in vivid detail,

  2. Free essay

    The Media famously stereotypes rock culture by creating unfounded links with suicides, massacres and ...

    He then flew to Rome the next day for medical treatment, and was joined there by his wife 'Courtney Love' on March 3. The next morning, his wife awoke to find that Cobain had overdosed on a combination of champagne and Rohypnol.

  1. Aaliyah - original writing on the life of the singer.

    Her confidence was dented but her strength was not; Aaliyah was prepared to give things another go. Hankerson created his own label, Blackground Records especially for his niece. There was no way he was going to give up on her; she was far too special to let go.

  2. Commentary - Staring At The Sun by The Offspring.

    Generally, the song is about trying to figure out your identity and how you fit in the world. It is especially evident for teenagers that are growing up and trying to fit in everything they do. The song also tells us of people who want to fit in so desperately

  1. What, in your opinion, is the explanation for the events portrayed in Joan Lindsay's ...

    For example, "...a flock of parrots flew out screeching from an overhanging tree". This metaphorically symbolises something deadly, implying that the parrots are trying to get away from something. In addition, I notice the way in which the author implicates that the rock will lead to something pernicious.

  2. Comparing Disneys’® Beauty & the Beast and Mulan

    Anyway, she interacts with the beast and asks him why did he imprison her father and to let him go cause he's sick. The beast refuses and tells her that he's his prisoner and will do as he pleases. She then offers him herself in lieu of her fathers' freedom and safe return back home.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work