From surf waves to rock waves
Trip Start Feb 14, 2007
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Further down the road we came across one of the "Hyden Tour Highlights". A very small town with a not so catchy but insightful name of "the town of the dog in the ute". This place was home to an annual competition where local farmers all get together, chuck their muts in the back of their ute's and parade through the town in a long line. To fully believe this bizarre event follow the link to the 'Official' website (http://doginaute.corrigin.wa.gov.au/event_info/event_history) Check out the scoreboard to see which state is 'top dog' (sorry). This was not the only tribute to mans best friend in the area as next stop was the "famous" Dog Cemetery. Whilst we were a little concerned this might be a morbid affair we found this to be a very lovingly kept, and well populated cemetery where the dogs in question (RIP) were given the kind of burial ground a human might be envious of, check out some of their names in the photos
Having returned back to sunny Perth, we took stock of the trip we had just made. Wave rock is 335km from Perth, and we thought nothing of driving the 770km round trip for 2 nights camping next to a 15m high, wind sculpted rock. That's like driving from Surbiton to Leeds, pitching a tent in Roundhay park, taking some pictures of Michael's rockery, then going home. Mad. Or you could fly to Egypt, and still have enough time left over to buy a carpet from 'my brother's best shop for much cheapness'.
It was examples like Wave Rock and the Dog Cemetery that made us think how passionate Australians are about everything. Something we would not consider putting on the map as a must see will always pop up when you are down under. So what are you guys waiting for?, come over and visit us, there is heaps we want to show you :)