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dandi’s Travel Diary

Friday, 22 Aug 2008

Location: Perenjori (wheatbelt WA), Australia

MapWe have been onthe road for 3 days in the northernish wheatbelt looking for wildflowers. After staying the night at the Dalwallinu caravan park and seeing the beautiful aviaries of the caretaker (finches, parrots, etc) we were ready to hit the wildflower track. We may have come a week or 2 early for this area as the fields of yellow, white and pink everlastings are just starting to flower. However, there are many others out, mainly bushes in purples, pinks, yellows. We visited Dalwallinu, Wubin and saw our first flowers at Wubin Rocks, a lovely spot. However Dave scraped a tree with side of van and knocked radio aerial and on getting small steps out to fix, we promptly left them behind there. From there we had a look at the old rabbit proof fence and then on up to Payne's Find. The police were about there as there was a missing person south of Mt Magnet and they were out there looking for him after a pit stop at the roadhouse. Expensive deisel there $2.16 a litre!! We back tracked a bit and went on a dirt road short cut to Perenjori. This was a lovely drive, although Dave was very nervous the whole way. Beautiful views, great lakes and flora. The caravan park in Perenjori was very nice, both parks let you select your own spot and are very easy to park your van in. Next morning up and off to see more flowers, this time at the dam just south of there and then to Mia Moon which was fantastic.