Posts Tagged With: Western Australia

GOING HOME FROM KALGAN RIVER

2/01/18 – The time has come to head home

A few girls had planned to break the trip home with a stop over at Stockton Lake near Collie, this sounded like a good idea so I asked if I could join them.

The lake was once an old open-cut coal mine which is now filled with water to form an artificial lake, it has a maximum depth of 32m.

There was a great camping site which until only recently was free but now one has to pay $6.00 per person per night.

We had a nice relaxing evening and early next morning I got up to take some photos before leaving.

and one more….

Yes, we did have a swim but notices warned against swallowing or submerging in the water.

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CAPE TO CAPE WALK – DAY 4

8/11/2017 – Gracetown to Ellenbrook Homestead – 8.6 kms

Bright eyed and bushy tailed at 7.30 in the morning, ready to go.

Cowaramup Brook

Floral display.

There are a couple of surfers out there.  Eroded rock formations and unusual cloud display. Rock platform.

Not sure who was the most surprised!  Rosenberg Goanna.  Rosenberg’s were once common across the southern coast of Australia. Today there are small isolated populations of Rosenberg’s goanna in SW Western Australia, coastal regions of SA, Victoria, Canberra and the sandstone country of NSW.  We did spot several on our walk.

Another rock platform, plus wind blown surf.  The photos don’t really do justice to the natural beauty of this area.

More colours, more scenery, more beauty.

Liz and Scott lurking in the low scrub.

Soon after this we arrived at Ellenbrook Homestead and had a look around, a very interesting place.  It is closed for conservation and renovation at the moment. For more information follow the link.

Scottie cooking up a storm.

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CAPE TO CAPE WALK – DAY 3 – Part 2

7/11/2017 – Moses North Carpark to Gracetown – 16.6kms – Second half

Another trail post with marker for Cape to Cape Trail showing. Magnificent granite boulder.

The stairs up the south side of Biljedup Brook valley, passing through a Melaleuca lanceolata grove.

More sand and surf.

Then, just more sand.

Then, more surf.  It was always nice to see some surfers out trying their luck. There were relatively few access points along the track considering its length.  This has resulted in a fantastic “untouched” feel to the trail.

New stairs, and a great view of the rock platform formation.

A very rocky beach needed circumnavigating by the trail.  Soon after this Linda picked us up at Gracetown boat ramp and we headed to the Gracetown Caravan Park.

Here is my newly acquired three man tent, not very big, but quick and easy to put up.

The local bird life checking us out at the end of a long day.  Just look at those beaks!

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CAPE TO CAPE – DAY 3 – Part 1

7/11/2017 – Moses North Carpark to Gracetown – 16.6kms – First half

Lots of wonderful views on this day, so many photos.

Liz and Scott anxious to get going and see more.

Me, a bit further along the trail. It was always nice to wander inland a bit, we appreciated the change of scenery and the shade it afforded us.

Here Liz is walking towards a tiny bridge going over a brook.

More photos.

Down on the beach to cross Wilyabrup Brook.

And we don’t want to get our feet wet do we?

And yet more sand, however we are very grateful that we are not carrying full packs, as this would have made the walking in sand much more unpleasant.

Looking towards Wilyabrup Cliffs.

Amazing trees with roots growing into and through the rocks.

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