Follow the Waugal...

Trip Start Aug 14, 2013
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Trip End Feb 01, 2014


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Saturday, September 7, 2013

We didn't let the weather deter us to much and started walking on the Bibbulmun track again after 2 days downtime in Perth.  We've managed to hit the 200km mark on the track by doing day trips from dad and Yvonne's place - getting horribly wet only once.  I shamefully have to admit it has been nice to come home each night to a home cooked meal and a warm bed.

We have spent the last 10 days following waugal trail markers walking the Darling Range section from Kalamunda - dad has spent the last 10 days getting lost.  The track has been unbelievably beautiful, I never imagined just how diverse the track could be - it has given us a renewed love for the Australian bush - one day you are walking down valleys, across streams and over granite boulders, the next you are making your way through in a sea of wild flowers, forests of jarrah, paper barks, wandoo, the next you are climbing the highest point of the range (Mt Cooke).

The local wildlife have come to know us well also - we've stood on a bull ant nest and been attacked, transported ticks from kingia grass trees, shared the fire with crazy flying beetles, startled kangaroos, lunched with dragon lizards, encountered countless spider webs and sighted the red-tailed black cockatoo.

I even built up the courage to sleep a night in one of the many awesome campsites providing basic shelter and facilities in the bush - it is the perfect place to meet fellow walkers and to rest your tired feet after a long walk.

With the weather now improving we've decided to go glamping again, we're heading off tomorrow to stay in Lane Poole Reserve for the next couple of weeks - walking the Dwellingup section of the track.

Here's hoping the weather continues to improve.

Narelle & Ant.

 
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