30/09/2016 – Baldwin’s Bluff Nature Track, Serpentine National Park
Some of us were keen to extend the weekend with a bush walk on the way home. So we met up at Serpentine Dam, regrouped and set off on Baldwin’s Bluff Nature Track. This is a walk that requires you to be reasonably fit as it climbs up gravel tracks to Baldwin’s Bluff.
We are rewarded with beautiful views of the Serpentine River and surrounds. Check out the two Grass Trees (Xanthorrhoea is the genus name), when my family first emigrated to Australia, these were called Black Boys (they have black trunks which aren’t visible in this photo), now this name is very politically incorrect and they are Grass Trees!!!
Taking a breather.
A stop for lunch, and to wipe the sweat of our faces. We have passed through jarrah and marri woodlands, eventually coming to wandoo woodland and then finally over exposed granite. Great views of the Swan Coastal Plain, the valley and the Serpentine Falls can be enjoyed from the summit.
On the walk back we were lucky enough to encounter some kangaroos, enjoying the lovely fresh green shoots of grass.
This one was good enough to strike up a wonderful pose for me.