Four weeks gone
Trip Start Apr 05, 2010
79Trip End Nov 19, 2010
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Where I stayed
Nature Park ( free camp)
Having purchased some music recommended to me by Brian and Michelle we left Kalgoorlie headed for Wave Rock. The first 200km of this trip is on bitumen then a left hand turn just before a town called, Southern Cross, where its dirt/sand road for the next 150km .The most striking thing about his drive was the magnificent maroon colour of the tree trunks shining in the morning sun as we cut our way along the sandy track
Now I'm not really into rocks, so I was really hoping that Wave Rock would be worth the trip as we pulled into the car park. A quick lunch then it was off to have a look. Amazing was the general consensus amongst us, just the shape and colour of this thing make it truly unique, we took the cliche photos of each of us surfing the wave and then thought that's it, but wait there's more, there's a great walking trail that takes you across the top of the rock with informative signs giving you an insight into the area and its rock formations. The wave is the star player here but he is not alone and only forms part of a really interesting landscape. Back on ground level we walked along a track to the Hippos Yawn, another rock formation that was pretty special. I say I'm not into rocks but that's two days in a row (one man made, one natural) that rocks have impressed me.
We jumped back in the car as we wanted to get a bit further down the road so as to have a shorter trip tomorrow into Esperance. Driving for another couple of hours we drove through a town called Varley, that actually has signs up promoting waving to other motorists, I thought somebody was trying to take the p--s out of me. We ended up pulling into a roadside nature reserve about 10km outside Ravensthorpe for another free camp.
Tomorrow is a day we've been looking forward to for a while. A few weeks before we left I put it to mum, would she come and join us somewhere for a while as a mothers day gift, Mum was really keen, a great mate John Thompson (Thommo) got wind of the plan and offered to chaperon mum over, then my niece Lucy jumped on board as she is keen to catch up with her cousins, the logical place for this was Esperance as Mums brother Mocca lives there, we would be there around mothers day and Thommo was keen to see more of the area. So plans were made and we pick them up from Esperance airport at 2.40 pm tomorrow. We cant wait.