Drove via Jurien Bay and Cervantes to Nambung Station where we received a warm welcome from the manager Sonia, and set up camp for 5 days. The weather was warm and windy for all but our last day when we took the tour with Sonia to The Painted Desert and The Pinnacles in Nambung National Park.
On the trip across the station we encountered kangaroos and emus and arrived at a part of the park which is accessible only from the station side. It was a memorable and informative visit thanks to Sonia who has a lifetime of knowledge about the area and its flora and fauna.
Our time here inspired another poem and I will let it do the talking:
Nambung Station Stay in WA
So come to Nambung Station
Where stars fill the night time sky,
Where Brian musters his merinos
With a dog with a very strong eye.
There is a big fat cat at Nambung,
Big Boo is truly his name,
His mate is a dog called Tilly,
She was born out in the rain.
The alpaca are Barney and Fee
And their cries make Sonia’s day,
As some of the crew that lives here
At Nambung Station Stay.
There’s a quarter horse called Goldie
More brown really than roan.
Keeping company with alpaca
Really makes him groan.
Beside him in the next paddock
Two goats for him to enjoy,
As Billy and Nanny are dancing
Like The Wild Colonial Boy.
The pet sheep are Ewe and Wether
And they didn’t come very near,
Due to respect for a bull named Nelson
Whose bellow causes them fear.
He comes from the stud Waterloo,
A solid lump of a boy,
Whose mate Half Nelson too
Is also a bull to annoy.
Donkeys Jenny, Jaffa and Kelly
Are ready to make you aware,
That they love a scratch and a cuddle
And some ruffling of their hair.
There are Carnaby’s Cockies and parrots,
Shingleback lizards there too,
Plus a Western Longneck Tortoise
Brian will bring to show you.
Take the tour to The Painted Desert
With Kangaroos seen on the way,
Old man emu with little ones fleeing
As they rapidly raced on their way.
Sand dunes and pinnacles are amazing
With words so few to describe,
And we say a thank you to Sonia
For taking us all for the ride.
So spend some time at Nambung
And enjoy the shifting sands,
Plus a different view of the pinnacles
Amidst unique expansive lands.
Learn of native flora and fauna
And learn to rest a while
Right here at Nambung Station
It’s certain to make you smile.