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    • Day 91


      September 25, 2021 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

      The campground was busy this morning as there was an influx of new bookings due to the school holidays. We noticed the increase in traffic almost immediately after leaving Kalbarri. On the way to Geraldton 3 out of 4 vehicles were towing a camper.

      We unfortunately missed Hutt Lagoon which is a lake that is bright pink for most of the year. There is an algae which causes the pink colour. It is actually harvested as it has high levels of betacaratine and is used as a natural food colouring.

      The landscape reminded us strongly of the land around Greta Valley and Motunau. There was plenty of crops and even sheep farms. Our first stop was Northampton which is a small rural supply town which many of the original shops. The news agency has the original floor boards with all the gaps and noisy creaks. There were also a collection of painted sheep statues dotted around the town.

      Next stop was a shopping mall in Geraldton, very exciting for me. A few essential clothes and a large supermarket shop. We also had lunch there and watched two duelling seagulls fighting for well over 30 minutes.

      Our destination was Mullewa which is small rural town almost 100km from Geraldton. The intention was to stop at a free camp site but we are still looking for it. When we realised we had missed the spot we decided to come to the caravan park in town. The main camp was full but they have an overflow area where we are for 2 nights.

      As it was the AFL grand final we walked to the country club next door for a drink and caught up with some neighbouring campers from Denham. Well done to the Demons they really put on a master class in the second half of the game. The country club was really busy as there was also an 80th birthday party happening. A real local watering hole that we were lucky to share.
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    • Day 92


      September 26, 2021 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

      We experienced an unusual event this morning being woken up by rain on the caravan roof. The first time since we left Victoria, it only lasted 15 minutes but nice to experience after 90 days without. Before breakfast we walked the wildflower walk that starts beside the campground. Some of the flowers were past their best but there was enough colour to imagine what it would have looked like a week ago.

      In Mullewa there is an amazing church built by a catholic priest who was also an architect. Monsignor Hawes was responsible for over 50 churches all over the world along with being a committed parish priest. The church is impressive and the town is extremely proud of it and Monsignor Hawes.

      After walking through town we had a coffee and muffin at a pop-up cafe created by local artist Helen Ansell during the wildflower season. Her art was beautiful so it was an enjoyable way to spend some time. Unfortunately that is the only business left except for petrol and a food store.

      Next stop was something exciting for me. We drove to Pindar to see the wreath flowers. They are some very special flowers that only grow in a few areas. They also only grow on dirt that has been disturbed such as roadsides. They were incredible and every time I thought I had photographed the perfect one I found a better one. There were also beautiful flowers on the roadside and we reached a point where Regan threatened to take the camera off me.

      On the way back to the camp we did a tour of some of the farm land and noticed how the flowers changed on each road. We caught up with some friends on video and finally finished the Schitts Creek series. Tomorrow we continue in wildflower country as we head south.
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      Traveler  Beautiful wild flowers !

    • Day 259


      August 23, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

      After a hectic couple of days working at Geraldton, we moved inland in search of the famous WA particular the Wreath Flower.

      After setting up the van at Mullewa, we jumped in with Robert & Karen for the 40km trip out past Pindar to the only location of the Wreath Flowers. They line the sides of the road for about 500m...usually there are a lot more, but lack of rain has stunted their growth.

      Had devonshire teas at Pindar Tea Rooms, and checked out Monsignor Hawes church at Mullewa on the way home.

      Great weather 10-21°
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      Ashleigh Spanner  Love these!!! So pretty!


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