Bushwalking

CAPE TO CAPE RECONNOITER

1/10/2017 – Short Trip Down South

Linda and I are going south for a few days to check out the camping spots and access points on the Cape to Cape walk that I am going to do in November with two friends from Kangaroo Island.

Above is a view from the first access point at Rabbit Hill car park.  It is a heavenly day and difficult to stop taking photos with the beautiful views.

The view walking down to the Left Handers car park.

A small grotto just on from the Ellensbrook Homestead.

Fabulous Margaret River.

The Boranup Lookout, discovered while searching out the Boranup Forest campground where we will camp for a few days on the walk.

Hamlyn Bay.

Pink flowers on the walk down to the granite headland.  I think that I actually managed to find this one in my Australian Wildflowers book. Pink Rice Flower Coastal Banjine.  Pimelea ferruginea

From granite headland.

Some interesting plants with red (succulent?) leaves. Please message me if you know what this plant is.

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SEPTEMBER LONG WEEKEND CAMP AT WILLOWBROOK FARM, GINGIN

23/09/2107 – Camping and Kayaking north of Perth

One hour north of Perth lies the Moore River, it’s mouth at Guilderton and 20 minutes away from there is Willowbrook Farm camping where we set up tents for the weekend.

First thing Saturday morning was a trip to Guilderton with a river walk in mind. Note the difference in colour of the river, the sand bar and the sea beyond.

A look the other way gives a view upriver.

A short walk towards the mouth offers this view, and you can see how coloured the river water is, mostly vegetation and runoff from the land. At this point, the sandbar has not been breached and the two waters are separate.

Again a look upriver brings out the strong colour of the river.

Everybody ready for that walk!  We certainly won’t lose each other in the bush!

We venture on a walk upriver, along a small track, another beautiful day to be thankful for.

Even a picture of me with my orange day pack.

Here is an amusing sculpture of the ever patient tin man looking out to sea in Guilderton.

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FAIRBRIDGE CAMP

22/7/2017 – Christmas in July Camp – Action Outdoors Association

Lovely photo of friends Anne and Kevin having a rest during our Saturday morning bushwalk.

It’s really the only time I can take photos – when we all stop, otherwise I get left behind and have to sprint to catch up with the others.

Beautiful Lilly Pilly tree right beside the cottage where we stayed.

Peacocks that roam around Fairbridge.

Socializing at the annual Christmas in July party on the Saturday evening.  Some members dress up.

Here is Cathy dressed as a sack!!!   Des is examining her decorations.

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NANGA BUSH CAMP

3/06/2017 – Camping at Nanga, near Dwellingup

Action Outdoors Association planned a camp for the long weekend in June at Nanga Bush Camp.

Great facilities, see the bedrooms above and the dining room below.  Note also the “Bush Pig” heater, which is bottom left, had to be fed wood and pumped out a wonderful heat.

This was a weekend for bushwalking, so we made the most of it.  Beautiful scenery, we walked from Nanga into Dwellingup using the Bibbulumen track in parts.

Here are Huilin and Liz checking out compass readings.

And my first chance to test out my Christmas walking poles.  Yes, they work great.

Taking a break on the verandah at the end of a long day.

Off on a bike ride the next day, here are some members having lunch by the River Murray, WA.

Here we all are having supper one night, get a closer look at the Bush Pig heater.  A great weekend.

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