Wildflower Tour Day 11

We spent the night in Gascoyne Junction–a tiny town with a caravan park / pub / cafe / restaurant / roadhouse all rolled into one–and that was it. We set up our tent, did 2 loads of laundry and played cribbage while the sheets dried on the line (I think I skunked Paul twice…hee hee).…

Wildflower Tour Day 8 -10

The other destination that has been on our list for a while is the Kennedy Ranges National Park. It is an eroded plateau located about 160 km from the coast. It was a shallow ocean basin a mere 250 million years ago, hence has a lot of marine fossils in the sandstone strata. Well, this…

Wildflower Tour Day 8 – Part 1

We were planning on staying one more night at Burringurrah, but we met a fellow on the trail that recommended staying on the Lyons River about an hour and a half towards the Kennedy Ranges where we were heading next. He made it sound so good that we packed up and headed off with a…

Wildflower Tour Days 6 and 7

Mount Augustus, or Burringurra, was one of those places we’ve been talking about going to for years. It rises 715 meters out of the alluvial plain and has a 49 km circuit drive that allows for access to different areas. It was a meeting place for the Wajarri People, who came here for the natural…

Wildflower Tour Day 5

After leaving Cue-night #2 and triple checking that we’d not forgotten anything, we drove back to Meekatharra where we stocked up on food and found a proper flat white and a lemon pastry. We also had the privledge of using “The best public toilets in Australia as voted in 2017” by I’d like to know…

Wildflower Tour Days 3 and 4

We woke up to a very chilly sub-zero morning, with ice sitting on the little flowers and spider webs. It was nice to see the sun rise and start to warm things up. We wandered around the bluffs for a while, then drove to Cue, which is a tidy little historic town with an interesting…

Wildflower Tour Day 2

We drove from Watheroo National Park to just north of Mount Magnet, following the wildflower route from Latham to Mullewa. There were endless paddocks of beautiful bright yellow canola and deep green wheat along the way. But in between the farmland were a few interesting sights, such as War Rock and Bilya Rock. At War…

Holiday Greetings from Paul and Rhonda

Well, 2020 was definitely not the year anyone had envisioned. Shortly after we arrived back home from our Japan ski and snowboard trip, the world went sideways. We found ourselves hunkering down in Dunsborough, and at one point were unable to travel outside of our region. We were allowed to exercise with members of our…