Site Hopping Down The West Coast

Leaving Geraldton on Tue 8 November we drove out to Ellendale Pool and after a walk and some photos we were one of two there for a peaceful night.p1100533

Awaking to an overcast morning we heard the hum of bees in the flowering gums.

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p1100536Leaving in a light shower of rain we drove via the Alinta Wind Farm to Walkaway and onto Dongara where we stayed for 4 nights at The Tourist Park at Port Dennison.

 

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Coffee and a muffin in town proved tasty at the Fig Tree Café and we had a look around town and a shop. We tried several fishing spots with no success as the wind was threatening to blow a dog off its chain, and there was a lot of weed on the beaches. I grabbed the bait bag for one trip and we arrived at the beach to find that I had picked up a bag of fried rice, so that was yet another successful fishing expedition!!

p1100540Sunday 13th saw us on the road again for a 30 minute run down the coast to Cliff Head North where we set up along a bush track just off the beach. Had a swim before the wind got up again.

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Saw our first Rainbow Bee Eater and Dawn took a great photo of it. We had intended to stay 3 nights there but the wind, flies and weed on the beach won out and we packed up after 2 nights and drove across to Lake Indoon to a nice site beside the lake with less flies and only 4 other campers.

p1100544We had a full day’s rain while at Lake Indoon which washed away the red dust and we looked almost new again. We experienced the strongest wind we had encountered on over 12 months and were glad to not be on the coast.

After 4 nights there on Saturday 19th we travelled 11 km to Eneabba Recreation Ground, which is a very good council run site with heaps of room, good amenities including nice hot showers and access to water. Dinner on Sunday evening was at the Miner’s Camp Canteen and is an all you can eat buffet for a great value $10 a head.

The surrounding countryside is a well-known wild flower area and we drove the loop road through Three Springs and Carnamah and took many photos. Although the main flower season has finished there are still many to see and later flowering varieties are fresh to see.

 

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After 3 nights in Eneabba we have popped 26 km down the road to Half Way Mill Roadhouse for a couple of nights before heading to Nambung Station for our next sojourn.

p1100613We have been welcomed at the roadhouse by a big mob of black cockatoos who are currently destroying the fresh tips on a few gum trees.

 

 

 

 

Time to catch up on the blog, do some washing and ironing and bake some bread. The next couple of weeks will be unpowered again as we head south to a station stay and then out into the wheat belt.

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